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Man blew up his house trying to kill a fly

A man blew up his house trying to swat a fly.  The Frenchman, who is in his 80s, was unaware of a gas leak when he attempted to kill the bug with an electric fly swatter.  A reaction between the device and a the gas caused an explosion, destroying his kitchen and damaging the roof of his home.  The BBC reports that the unnamed man only sustained a burn on his hand.  He has since checked into a local campsite while his family repairs the house.