There was pandemonium in Abuja Tuesday following an explosion at a laundry shop which triggered fears of a bomb blast.
Findings indicated the explosion was triggered by a faulty air compressor of a washing machine that was left working overnight.
It was believed that the compressor blew around 2.am causing explosion and fire that destroyed the shop located at Efab shopping complex, Abuja.
Fire fighters and policemen rushed to scene and put out the fire which destroyed all the laundry and other facilities in the shop.
A wall of the shop collapsed possibly on account of the intense fire that resulted from the exploded compressor.
Deputy Force Public Officers, Frank Mba confirmed the incident, but added that it was a minor explosion and not a bomb blast as speculated.
The State Security Service also debunked reports that there was a bomb blast at the laundry shop.