Pensioner blows his house up while trying to kill a fly with electrified bug ...

Pensioner blows his house up while trying to kill a fly with electrified bug swatter The man, 80, blew up the kitchen and the roof of his home in the Dordogne He used an electric tennis racquet-like contraption to attempt to swat the fly But gas had been leaking into his house and the electricity caused an explosion The pensioner escaped with a burned hand and has been treated in hospital 

By Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline

Published: 08:29 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 08:42 BST, 7 September 2020

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A French pensioner blew up his kitchen while trying to kill a fly that was disturbing his dinner.

The incident took place in the Dordogne village of Parcoul-Chenaud, north east of Bordeaux, on Friday.

Irritated by the fly, the 80-year-old, who has not been named, took out an electronic bug zapper.

A French pensioner blew up his kitchen and the roof above it while trying to kill a fly with an electronic zapper (stock image)

A French pensioner blew up his kitchen and the roof above it while trying to kill a fly with an electronic zapper (stock image)

The contraption – which looks like a tennis racquet – is designed to burn insects the moment there is contact.

'On this occasion, gas was leaking into the man's

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