Joao Maria de Souza, 45, had been in bed with his wife Leni when the animal fell through the ceiling of their home in Caratinga, southeast Brazil.
The cow is believed to have escaped from a nearby farm and climbed onto the roof of the couple’s house, which backs onto a steep hill on Wednesday night.
Rescuers took Mr de Souza to hospital with a fractured left leg but no other obvious injuries, reporting that he was conscious and talking normally.
Hours later however he died from internal bleeding while still waiting to be seen by doctors, according to his family.
So, the cow did not go flying through the air and fall through the roof, he climbed there. Goats do this too. But it is a strange story and very unexpected. Perhaps the underlying issue of this story is shoddy house construction and poor medical care, not that the cow was on the roof.
Tip: Russell G.