Man blows up part of house while chasing fly

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Steven P.

A man has blown up part of his house in France while trying to swat a fly.


The man, who is in his 80s, was about to tuck into his dinner when he became irritated by a fly buzzing around him.


He picked up an electric fly swatter and started targeting it - but a gas canister was leaking in his Dordogne home.


A reaction between the device and the gas caused an explosion, destroying the kitchen and partly damaging the roof of the home in Parcoul-Chenaud village.


According to local media, the unnamed man had a lucky escape, sustaining just a burn to the hand.


However, the fate of the fly is not known, news outlet Sud-Ouest notes.


The man has since checked into a local campsite while his family repair the house.




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I half expected this story to be in Australia before I clicked the story, I bet the fly lived though.  Probably landed right on his head before it flew off.

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There's an amazing pun somewhere, but I'm not finding it.

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Rather unfortunate. Filling in the Insurance form will be interesting 

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