Sunday, July 24, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Man killed by cow falling through his ceiling


Posted on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 | Comment icon 32 comments


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
A Brazilian farmer wound up dead after a cow fell through the ceiling of his house while he was in bed.

The bizarre accident took place in the town of Caratinga, home to Joao Maria de Souza whose house was situated next to a hillside on which several cows were grazing. When one of the bovines stepped on to the corrugated roof of the house the structure gave way, dropping the cow right on to where the unsuspecting farmer was sleeping. He was taken to hospital but his injuries were too severe and he died the next day. His wife, who had been sleeping next to him, narrowly escaped unscathed.

According to local news reports this is the third such incident to happen within the last few years. Nobody died in the previous two cases, however one of the cows narrowly missed a baby and child who had been sleeping right next to where it fell through.

"A cow has fallen through the roof of a house in south-eastern Brazil killing a man and narrowly missing his wife."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (32)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #23 Posted by danielost on 14 July, 2013, 23:39
Wasn't there an old western that had cows grazing on a roof.
Comment icon #24 Posted by shrooma on 14 July, 2013, 23:43
I'd much prefer this to the way the poor guy in Florida died earlier this year. One second he's in bed and the next he's been swallowed by a sinkhole that's a hundred feet deep.... bizarre.... . man, that's the pits..... ;-)
Comment icon #25 Posted by kobolds on 15 July, 2013, 8:36
Innovative methods of killing a person and blame to UFO
Comment icon #26 Posted by HawkLord on 15 July, 2013, 9:36
Dont believe them people. Cows are learning to break and enter, this was just a botched burglary. Its the apocalypse I tell ya the APOCALYPSE....*runs screaming from the room*
Comment icon #27 Posted by Arbitran on 15 July, 2013, 20:58
Fetchez le vache!
Comment icon #28 Posted by Still Waters on 15 July, 2013, 21:31
His poor wife, seeing her husband flattened by a cow! I imagine the cow must have got a fright too.
Comment icon #29 Posted by danielost on 15 July, 2013, 21:50
I just remembered the bul elephant in india. He would knock on your door at night and then kill the one that answered the door. You were not safe in a moving car either.
Comment icon #30 Posted by JMPD1 on 15 July, 2013, 22:09
. man, that's the pits..... ;-) Oh the pun!
Comment icon #31 Posted by d e v i c e on 17 July, 2013, 3:00
So the cow just stepped onto the roof of the house and then subsequently fell through. Surely this scenario was foreseen by the farmer - but apparently not. Oh, well.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Mantis914 on 25 July, 2013, 16:10
Shh! That's bad publicity for Chick-Fil-A. Those Holstein's really get around! I had a cow look in my window once in the morning, scared the daylights out of me seeing a drooling, chomping cow head first thing when you wake up...


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5728806
259909
161393

 
Da Vinci's scribbles reveal hidden knowledge
7-23-2016
Sketches demonstrating the laws of friction have been identified within the margins of Da Vinci's notes.
Mystery substance floods Tokyo underground
7-23-2016
A peculiar, foul smelling black liquid has been filmed pouring out in to an underground walkway in Japan.
What made the Man in the Moon's right eye ?
7-23-2016
Researchers in the US have been able to determine the origins of one of the moon's largest craters.
Ground in Siberia is starting to go bouncy
7-22-2016
The unseasonably warmer weather appears to be having an adverse effect on the Siberian permafrost.
Other news in this category
Identical twins answer in unison on live TV
Posted 7-20-2016 | 29 comments
A bizarre interview on Good Morning Britain saw identical twins answering questions in perfect sync....
 
Mike Pence optical illusion surfaces online
Posted 7-19-2016 | 24 comments
A recent photograph Tweeted by Indiana governor Mike Pence has left many people scratching their heads....
 
Dog walker encounters robot in the woods
Posted 7-18-2016 | 12 comments
A woman had been out walking her dog when she came across Boston Dynamics' latest humanoid creation....
 
Man quits job so that he can play Pokemon Go
Posted 7-17-2016 | 33 comments
Tom Currie decided to resign from his job to give him more time to engage in the latest Pokemon craze....
 
Bear manages to get itself stuck inside a car
Posted 7-15-2016 | 8 comments
Deputies were called out in Colorado on Tuesday after a Subaru owner found a black bear trapped inside....
 
Giant monitor lizard walks in to supermarket
Posted 7-14-2016 | 11 comments
Shoppers in Thailand were left terrified when the huge reptile took up residence inside the shop....
 
Lost camera takes underwater crab selfie
Posted 7-11-2016 | 8 comments
An old camera fished up from the bottom of the sea was found to contain some rather remarkable footage....
 
Identical twins give birth at the same time
Posted 7-8-2016 | 5 comments
Two identical twin sisters located in two different US cities have given birth at exactly the same time....
 
Two men caught after taking 15 years off work
Posted 7-3-2016 | 10 comments
Two government employees in Spain managed to skip work without anyone else noticing for over 15 years....
 
Man swims in 1,500-gallon pool of Coca-Cola
Posted 6-30-2016 | 28 comments
The remarkable stunt saw a man jump in to a pool filled with several thousand bottles of fizzy drink....
 
'Lucky' plate sees driver stopped eight times
Posted 6-29-2016 | 5 comments
A man in China got more than he bargained for when he splashed out $150,000 on the number plate '88888'....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ