A fire broke out at a jewellery showroom in Bangalore, causing traffic disruption on the busy MG Road in the heart of the city.
Soon after the fire broke out at around 11:30 am, seven fire engines were rushed to Navaratna Jewellers, located on the first floor of a shopping complex opposite a metro station.
According to eyewitnesses, gold jewellery was thrown down through widows in plastic bags to fire personnel in order to secure valuables.
All employees of the showroom were rescued.
Traffic at one end on the MG road was halted for close to two hours.