One Killed in Nigerian Fireworks Blaze

Major fire in Lagos spreads to nine buildings


An explosion in a warehouse has sparked a major fire and killed at least one person in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city and commercial capital.

Officials said a building storing fireworks in the largest market area of Lagos Island exploded, and the ensuing blaze spread to up to nine buildings.

The blast reportedly shook windows in homes miles away and a thick cloud of smoke could be seen over the city.

More than 30 people have been injured.