USA: Lightning Blows A Toilet Into A House
Lightning was the cause of the damage a toilet and the pipe in a house in Charlotte County, on the west coast of Florida. It causing an explosion due to methane gas produced by sewage in sewers and septic tanks.
Marylou Ward, co-owner of the house, described to the local Wink channel that they heard a very loud sound, smelled of smoke and that when they reached the bathroom were all the scattered porcelain pieces.
“We entered here and the bathroom was lying on the floor,” Ward said, noting that the accident happened on Sunday and no one was injured.
“The toilet exploded in the main bathroom of the homeowners sending the porcelain to the air like a missile” and even penetrating the wall, says on its Facebook page. A maintenance company that went to the emergency.
The company posted photos of the completely broken toilet and the cracks in the sewer pipe outside the house.
After advising with humor that it is better not to go to the bathroom during lightning storms. The company said that most likely, all sewer pipes need to be replaced, as well as the septic tank.
According to the National Meteorological Service of the United States. Which echoed the information today, 282 people have died since 2009. Due to lightning in the country, 10 of them so far this year.
Two of the deaths this year have occurred in Florida and two in Pennsylvania.