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Saftey of bungy industry in the spotlight after death of former Cape student

The safety and regulation of the bungy jumping industry has come under scrutiny after the death of former Cape Town student Kleyo de Abreu, who died jumping off the Tablate Bridge in Spain.

23-year-old De Abreu struck the side wall of a smaller, lower bridge below on July 21 near the mountain village of Lanjaron in Spain.

A British national, de Abreu was a former 3D design student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Two people have been charged with manslaughter after she jumped before the equipment had been made safe.

Chris Upton, Director of bungy jumping operating company Face Adrenalin Sports, the only company legally operating in the country, says South Africa does not have bungy jump standard regulations to govern the industry.

He says, however, that general procedure exists which most operators follow.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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