Man trying to swat at fly, blows up house

An 80-year-old French man blew up part of his house while trying to swat at a fly.

Information out of that country is that the senior citizen was about to tuck into his dinner when he became irritated by a fly buzzing around him.

He reportedly 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. The fate of the fly is not known, but the man according the media there, checked into local campsite while his family repaired the house.