Explosion Rocks Nigerian Fireworks Warehouse

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by ABC News No Comments

PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images(LAGOS, Nigeria) — A powerful explosion at a fireworks warehouse in the Nigerian city of Lagos left dozens of people injured and threatened a number of surrounding buildings.

It was not immediately clear whether there were any fatalities or if anyone was inside the warehouse at the time of the explosion.

The blast echoed for miles, shook windows, and sent a large plume of smoke into the sky.

Firefighters don’t know what sparked the explosion.

In Nigeria, fireworks are part of the Christmas and New Year tradition.

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