Man in bed killed by falling cow

rockin'robin

Well-Known Member
Bovine stepped onto roof in Brazil after grazing on a nearby hill

Holy cow! A Brazilian man is dead after a 3,000-pound bovine fell through the roof of his bedroom.

Joao Maria de Souza, 45, was asleep next to his wife when the cow, believed to have escaped from a nearby farm, stepped onto the roof after grazing on a hill behind their home and came crashing down, crushing him to death.

His wife -- and the cow -- were unharmed, according to the Telegraph.

Souza survived the initial impact, but died at the hospital the next day from internal bleeding.

His family claims he had to wait too long to see a doctor.

"Being crushed by a cow in your bed is the last way you expect to leave this earth," his brother told The Independent. "But in my view it wasn't the cow that killed our Joao, it was the unacceptable time he spent waiting to be examined."

Surprisingly, this is the third time a cow has crashed through a roof in the area.

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Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
That's weird but sad.

It must have been a strange experience for the cow, too.
 

naisho

Forum Disorders M.D.,Ph.D
If you visit Central/Southern American countries, cows are treated a bit differently than we do in the states. In the poorer areas, they aren't really fenced.. They can roam freely across town. We had some small incidents where the cows blocked the road, and we had to wait till they move a different way other than straight ahead. ;)
 

rockin'robin

Well-Known Member
If you visit Central/Southern American countries, cows are treated a bit differently than we do in the states. In the poorer areas, they aren't really fenced.. They can roam freely across town. We had some small incidents where the cows blocked the road, and we had to wait till they move a different way other than straight ahead. ;)
Yeah, believe they are sacred in some countries....feel the cow eats better and is treated better than humans....
 
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