Woman killed by a cow while tending to farm

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A rural north-central Missouri woman has died after being attacked by a cow.

KTVO-TV reports that 76-year-old Jane Heisey died at 8am Thursday (local time) on a farm near the Sullivan County town of Harris in Missouri.

Sullivan County Coroner Bob Wyant said Heisey and her husband, Glenn, were in a lot near their house trying to put an ear tag on a newborn calf

The mother cow knocked Heisey to the ground and stepped on her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death has been ruled an accident, KTVO-TV reported, adding that farming is considered to be one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the US.

A woman aged in her 70s has died after being attacked by a cow. Source: Getty Images, file
A woman aged in her 70s has died after being attacked by a cow. Source: Getty Images, file

In March this year, Yahoo News UK reported a former teacher was left in a coma after being trampled by a herd of cows in 2019.

"The first thing I recall about the attack is one cow coming for me," Pip Peacock recalled.

"Then I was lying on the ground and was kicked and rolled over several times.

“I tried to shout for help but had no voice.”

Sadly, her 13-year-old black labrador was killed in the attack.

With AP

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