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Lightning Induced Chain Reaction That Caused a Toilet to Explode

When there's a thunderstorm outside and you can see flashes of lightning, it would be best to stay inside. But we still have to exercise caution as certain unpredictable events could still happen.

Like say a toilet exploding inside a Port Charlotte home when lightning struck a septic tank in their yard which ignited the methane gases built up in the pipes causing the toilet to blow up and be shattered into pieces.

A significant amount of damage was done to the home, caused in a millisecond, leaving the family no time to react. Marylou Ward, a co-owner of the home, said it was the loudest sound she has heard. The Sunday morning blast shattered the bathroom toilet into hundreds of pieces.
“It used to be our toilet,” Ward said. “We have nothing now.” Ward and her husband are not only without a toilet, but the indoor plumbing is destroyed, along with the septic tank. “We come in here and the toilet was laying on the floor,” Ward said. “There’s all pieces everywhere. Pieces everywhere.”

-via AP News

(Image credit: Marylou Ward via Fox 13 News)


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