UK 24-yr-old died after his neck got trapped in a cinema seat searching for his keys

Leo Ward
Leo Ward

Bad news:He has already contaminated gene pool

A 24-year-old father died after his neck got trapped in a cinema seat footrest as he searched for his keys and phone, an inquest has heard.

In March 2018, Ateeq Rafiq became stuck as he scrambled on the floor to find his belongings after a film at Birmingham's Star City complex.

The court was told Rafiq squeezed his whole body under the "gold class" seat before the electronic footrest came down on his neck, trapping him.

His distraught wife, Ayesha Sardar, and cinema staff desperately tried to free him, but a blown fuse meant the buttons to lift the footrest weren't working.

The seat began to operate in RUMBLERAMA™ mode and vibrate his neck violently.

In a frantic state of panic, staff finally managed to remove the bolts from the chair, but Rafiq had already suffered a heart attack, triggered by a lack of oxygen to the brain.

He was rushed to hospital, but died a week later from "catastrophic brain injuries to his several neurons".

Sardar told the court of her desperate attempt to help him.

"He shouted in pain and I told him to get out from under there, you damned fool," she said.

"I tried to pull the footrest off but couldn't.

"I ran outside to get help but no one paid attention to a screaming Muslim woman."

he "ran back in" when she heard he was not breathing, and "saw that he was blue".

Charles Stephens Simmons-Jacobs, from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), found it was "impossible" to lift eight out of 52 footrests in the theatre.

Sardar said her husband was a "loving father, son, husband and friend".

"His smile was the kindest and his heart was the greatest, even if his brain wasn't.

"There is not a day goes by that we don't miss him and think of him."

Sardar said their 3-year-old daughter had a similar accident 6 months ago when her foot was trapped in her high chair and had to be amputated.

"Such is the will of Allah", she said resignedly.

The inquest is expected to last up a week.

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Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez

That poor traditional british man.

Julian Flores
Julian Flores

What terrible series of what seem to be unfortunate events

Jack Hernandez
Jack Hernandez

Final destination at the cinema

Carter Reyes
Carter Reyes

An-heroed at the cinema

Logan Martin
Logan Martin

Should be a manual override on anything that requires power to operate

Connor Ward
Connor Ward

X.X I died eating a banana. Too funny; the new Brit.

David Perez
David Perez

I died again imagining the widow explaining to her kids and family what happened. Too rich. Is this common in British culture I wonder?

Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher

Bad news:He has already contaminated gene pool
OP will never enter his DNA into the gene pool

"He shouted in pain and I told him to get out from under there, you damned fool,"

sounds made up

The seat began to operate in RUMBLERAMA™ mode and vibrate his neck violently.

not only sounds, but is completely made up

Gavin Ross
Gavin Ross

Sardar said their 3-year-old daughter had a similar accident 6 months ago when her foot was trapped in her high chair and had to be amputated.

Dumb runs in the family

Carson Gutierrez
Carson Gutierrez

Is his son going to sue the chair company?

Zachary Mitchell
Zachary Mitchell

Ateeq Rafiq
And nothing of value was lost.

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Evan Clark
Evan Clark

Is his son going to sue the chair company
would you?

I'd sue the theatre, they have insurance

Jacob Brooks
Jacob Brooks

Darwin awards nominee any one?

Dominic Turner
Dominic Turner

The will of Allah should never be questioned.

Aiden Miller
Aiden Miller

towelhead man dies
Oh boo hoo

Checked and keked

He fucking won one, user

Hunter Sanders
Hunter Sanders

dies in a theater chair somehow
his name even rhymes
For the love of FUCK someone make a rhyming epitaph.

Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill

Abdul, grab the cinema.

Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson

Ateeq "broken neek" Rafiq

Liam Adams
Liam Adams

Ateeq Rafiq, his neck was weak
died in a cinema, a societal enema

Jacob Cook
Jacob Cook

Says the retard who believes everything posted on an anonymous image board.

Adam Allen
Adam Allen

Okay, I chuckled.

Brayden Stewart
Brayden Stewart

"I ran outside to get help but no one paid attention to a screaming Muslim woman."
Forever the victim, he clearly died because of those awful sexist islamophobes

Jaxson Miller
Jaxson Miller

several neurons
solid burn

Owen Martinez
Owen Martinez

allah speaks

Bob Dylan applauds

gnarly
so did i, fellow sociopath
idiot alert

solid wat?

Gavin Torres
Gavin Torres

What year is this?

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