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At least one dead in Lagos fireworks blaze

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Fire tore through a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria's largest city of Lagos on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 30 others after a huge explosion rocked a building storing fireworks. 

A building stocked with fireworks on fire in Lagos on December 26, 2012. A strong explosion hit a building believed to be storing fireworks for the Christmas and New Year festivals in the sprawling Lagos Island, the oldest and most denely packed neighbourhoods in the Nigerian economic capital Lagos.

The blast and fire led to panic in the densely packed area of Lagos, a city of some 15 million people, with residents jumping from windows to flee and others salvaging goods from their shops in the neighbourhood's large market.

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