JOAO Maria de Souza, 45, was killed when a cow squashed him in his bed.
The cow did not live upstairs. It is thought that the cow had escaped from a farm and made it on to Mr de Souza’s corrugated iron roof via a hill.
Mr de Souza’s brother-in-law Carlos Correa tells Brazil’s Hoje em Dia newspaper:
“Being crushed by a cow in your bed is the last way you expect to leave this earth.”
The dead man’s mother, Maria de Souza, adds:
“I didn’t bring my son up to be killed by a falling cow.”