CIEE Security Alert – Spain

Wed, 01/20/2021

Emergency crews remain on the scene following a building explosion that occurred in central Madrid around 1500 hours local time on Jan. 20, which authorities now believe occurred when technicians were doing maintenance of the building's gas installation. The incident occurred at number 98, Calle de Toledo, approximately 150 meters (492 feet) north of Puerta de Toledo. At least three people have died and a further eight injured as a result of the explosion.

At this time, we have no reason to believe that any CIEE participants have been impacted by this incident.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with our participants to ensure their ongoing safety.