15 Jan '12, 1am
Falling cat leaves elderly Argentinian woman with fractured skull
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - An elderly woman in Argentina was left fighting for her life on Saturday after a cat thrown out of a fourth-floor apartment during a heated argument landed on her head, local media reported. The incident occurred in the Belgrano neighbourhood of Buenos Aires when, during the dispute, a man grabbed the family cat and threw it at his wife. She managed to dodge the feline, which then sailed through an open window plunging toward the ground and striking the woman, an 85-year-old neighbour. Police told Argentine media that the victim suffered a fractured skull and was rushed to hospital, where she had to be connected to a ventilator. The report was silent on the fate of the cat.