One bug mess! Pensioner tries to swat fly but blows up his house

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One bug mess! Pensioner tries to swat fly but blows up his house

A leaky gas bottle. An electric fly swatter. The result was explosive for an 80-year-old Frenchman

Marcus Parekh

A Frenchman in his 80s took out much more than a fly he was attempting to swat, partially destroying his home and rendering it uninhabitable.

The unidentified man was reportedly eating dinner on Friday when he became irritated by the sound of a fly.

Grabbing an electric fly swatter shaped like a racquet, he swung at the insect, but was unaware that a gas cylinder in his home, in Parcoul-Chenaud, in the Dordogne, was leaking...

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