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Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2013

Brazil: Man dies from internal injuries after cow falls through his roof and lands on him

A 45-year-old Brazilian man is dead today after being crushed by a 3,000 pound cow–who fell through his roof!

Joao Maria de Souza was lying in bed at his home in the southeastern province of Minas Gerais when a cow stepped on

photo Emmett Tullos aka Ravensong75 via Flickr

photo Emmett Tullos aka Ravensong75 via Flickr

his tin roof landing on the unsuspecting man, according to an AFP report.

Apparently, de Souza’s home is built below ground and the roof wasn’t strong enough to keep the massive beast from falling 8-feet down to land on top of him.

De Souza  was still conscious while being treated at a local hospital, but died later of internal bleeding according to reports.

According to the Daily Mail, De Souza’s mother, Maria, told SuperCanal: “I didn’t bring my son up to be killed by a falling cow. He nearly died when he was two and got meningitis, but I worked hard to buy medicines for him and he survived.”

“And now he’s lying in his bed and gets crushed to death by a cow,” she continued. “There’s no justice in the world.”

The Huffington Post reports that the yet unidentified owner of the cow may be charged with the man’s death.

 

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