French man blows up house trying to swat a fly

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An elderly man in the Dordogne region of south-west France escaped with slight burns after he blew up his kitchen and damaged the roof of his house when swatting an irritating fly with an electric racket that set off a blast from a gas leak, while the fate of the fly is unknown.

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A man has blown up part of his house in France while trying to swat a fly, reports BBC News.