In an unexpected turn of events, a Frenchman has blown up part of his house in France, while chasing a fly.
He accidentally blew up part of his house while trying to chase a fly with an electric swat.
According to reports, the man, 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.
It is unknown what happened to the fly, though the unnamed man had a lucky escape, sustaining just a burn to the hand.
He’s staying at a local campsite while his family repairs his house in the Parcoul-Chenaud village, according to news outlet Sud-Ouest.