An elderly man in Parcoul-Chenaud, France was injured after a fly chase came to a fiery end when he set off an explosion in his home.
It was a regular Friday night when this 82-year-old man sat down to eat the dinner he had been cooking.
Unbeknownst to him, a gas canister had been leaking outside. The gas managed to creep into the kitchen.
While he was eating, the man noticed a fly buzzing round. The hunt began as he chased it with an electric fly swatter. A spark from the zapper ignited the gas, literally raising the roof.
He got off lightly with a minor burn on his hand, however it’s unclear whether the fly got away. After the explosion, the man was taken to hospital for follow-up examinations.
The fly-induced domestic accident left the man’s house temporarily inhabitable as the explosion led to a collapsed ceiling, reports Sud-Ouest.
According to France Bleu, the man is now staying at a campsite while his family repairs the kitchen.