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  'Hundreds killed' in Nigeria blasts
Updated 28 January 2002, 14.02
Explosions
A series of explosions at a weapons depot in the Nigerian city of Lagos is feared to have killed 500 people.


Houses, businesses, and a school have been destroyed - but it's not yet clear what started the explosions.

Eyewitnesses say at least 200 people drowned in a canal while fleeing the huge explosions on Sunday night.

Shattered windows

Others were killed as the fire ripped through the weapons dump.

The force of the blasts shook buildings and shattered windows in the city centre, 15 kilometres away.

Barracks on fire
Many people - most of them children - are missing and thousands have been left homeless.

Nigeria's president has visited the scene and ordered a full inquiry into what caused the explosions.

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