Man Blows Up Part Of House While Chasing Fly

    (BBC) — 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 racket designed to kill bugs and start swatting at it – but a gas canister was leaking in his Dordogne home.

    A reaction between the racket 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.