By Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline
Published: 08:29 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 08:42 BST, 7 September 2020
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)
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