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Man flies out of bathroom after toilet explodes while relieving himself (video)

By Mason White 4:44 PM February 24, 2015

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man injured his knee after flying out of a bathroom while relieving himself, firefighters in Rhode Island said.

Jeffery Oppenheim of New York, said that the incident unfolded when he was visiting his friend Andrew Pessin in Providence on Sunday.

He was in the toilet when it suddenly exploded, throwing him out of the bathroom. It felt like a cannon ball hit him, he told firefighters.

Pessin was in the kitchen with his 3 children, ages 9, 7, and 5, at the time of the explosion. Pessin smelled something burning, and he escaped from the home along with his children.

Pessin then went back into the house to get coats and shoes for the children as it was very cold outside. Oppenheim said that he only suffered a bruised knee.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.