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Tuesday, 29 January, 2002, 00:15 GMT
In pictures: Lagos explosions
A full inquiry has been ordered into a devastating series of explosions at an army munitions dump in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, which killed at least 600 people, including many children.


Blasts light up the Lagos sky
A fire in Ikeja military barracks set off explosives which landed across the city

People gather around a destroyed building in Lagos
The force of the blasts destroyed surrounding buildings

Angry youths display the shell of a bomb that landed in a private building
Parts of bombs went flying into private homes

Fires burning
President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered an inquiry

People look at bodies retrieved from the canal
Hundreds are reported to have drowned in a canal in Isolo as they tried to flee the explosions

Smoke billowing from fires
The Nigerian army says the fires are now under control.

Fires burning
Some feared that the explosions signalled another coup, in a country where military rule ended in 1999

A woman cries as her child's dead body is carried away from the canal
Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu called it a national disaster
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"Dozens of huge blasts rocked the city"
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