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In Nigeria, an explosion in the capital has caused a fire that has destroyed several buildings.

The blast occurred in a warehouse on Lagos Island at around 9am local time, shaking the windows of homes several kilometres away.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and locals grabbed hoses to help put out the flames.

It is not clear what caused the explosion, and no fatalities have been confirmed.

The AFP news agency is reporting that the Nigerian Red Cross has treated at least 30 people for injuries.

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