A traffic accident in Tokyo resulted in thick mounds of fire-extinguishing foam spilling on to a major street, snarling traffic for both motorists and pedestrians.
Firefighters shovelled, kicked and poured water on the waist-deep foam in an attempt to clear the area.
Tokyo police said a 58-year-old truck driver accidentally drove into a pipe connected to a fire sprinkler at about midday on Thursday. The broken pipe released piles of foam across the car park and onto the street outside the store.
The man was driving in a parking area connected to a discount store in Tokyo's busy Katsushika ward. Firefighters spent nearly two-and-a-half hours cleaning the site.