Chilling last photo before teen dies in swing ride tragedy

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The last photograph of a teenage girl who died after choking on her own vomit on an amusement park ride called the "Kamikaze" has emerged.

The incident took place in the Avcilar district of Turkey's largest city Istanbul when Zeynep Gunay, 19, went on one of the rides, but fell unconscious and was declared dead after being taken to hospital.

It has been claimed the teenager threw up while she was on the Kamikaze ride and died because vomit blocked her respiratory tract.

The last picture of Zeynep Gunay, 19, on the swing ride with her relatives.
The last picture of Zeynep Gunay, 19, with her relatives before they rode on the swing ride in the amusement park. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Zeynep Gunay, 19, choked on her own vomit while on the ride.
The teen choked on her own vomit while on the ride. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Her family said they could see she was in distress and repeatedly asked the ride operator to stop it, but they claimed they were ignored.

The teenage girl, who wanted to become a psychologist, was taken to hospital in an ambulance her own family had to call because amusement park officials did not take the situation seriously, her uncle, Fatih Gunay, has claimed.

When the unresponsive girl was removed from the ride, her uncle says they were told to "slap her two or three times" and she would wake up.

A photo of the 'Kamikaze' swing ride in the amusement park. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The swing ride named 'Kamikaze' in the amusement park. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The uncle added his niece had died as a result of negligence and they would do "whatever it takes" to get justice.

It is currently unclear if the family have filed a formal complaint with the authorities yet and whether or not their claims are being investigated by the police.

– Australscope

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