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    Ishaq Khalid

    BBC News, Nigeria

    An explosion that ignited a fire at a petrol station in the Nigerian commercial capital, Lagos, has killed at least eight people, and has destroyed at least 25 homes, 16 shops and a primary school, the State Emergency Management Agency (Sema) has said.

    The explosion occurred in the early hours of Thursday in Baruwa, a largely residential area.

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    The cause of the blast is still unclear, but the emergency services say a gas emission had been identified and contained.

    This is the latest in a series of deadly explosions in Nigeria.

    A fortnight ago about 30 people, including students, were killed when a lorry carrying fuel exploded in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state in central Nigeria.

    A day later dozens were injured in a similar incident in Lagos.

    While the reasons for the explosions remain unclear, observers say it may be because of poorly maintained facilities and a lack of efficient means of transporting fuel to petrol stations.

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  8. Train drags vehicles in deadly crash in Nigeria

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    Image caption: A minibus with passengers was dragged by the train for several metres

    One person has died and two others have been seriously injured in a collision involving three vehicles and a train in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, authorities say.

    The Lagos state emergency agency (Lasema) said the dead person was one of two passengers in an SUV that collided with a moving train in the Oshodi area on Monday morning.

    It is unclear how the accident happened, but it seems the three vehicles were trying to cross the rail track and were unable to make it in time.

    Two of the vehicles - the SUV and a minibus with six passengers - were then dragged for several metres along the rail track before the train came to a stop.

    Many sustained minor injuries and were treated on the scene but those seriously injured have been taken to hospital, Lasema said.

    The accident caused a two-hour delay on train services along the route, the BBC’s Andre Gift reports from Lagos.

    Oshodi has the busiest bus stations in Lagos and is a major interchange for those coming from the suburbs and neighbouring states.

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