[Video] Man died in bungee jump because rope was too long

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A man has died after a bungee jump from a railway bridge went badly wrong.

Fábio Ezequiel de Moraes, 36, inadvertently leapt to his death from 40 metres because the elastic cord used in the jump was too long.

Although there was an inflatable landing area on the ground, Moraes missed it and hit the floor.

Video footage has emerged of the shocking incident, which happened in Sao Paulo in Brazil.

In the clip below, Moraes can be seen preparing to jump, and the video cuts out while he is in mid-air.

His wife and six-year-old son were said to be at the scene and witnessed the incident.

Reports suggest the boy was preparing to bungee with his father, but pulled out moments before.