May 6, 2022
On Friday afternoon, May 6th (local time), an explosion occurred in the Salamanca neighborhood of central Madrid. At the time of this alert several injuries have been reported. Police and firefighters are responding to the event and have cordoned off streets around the building. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, though some reports indicate the blast could be related to ongoing renovations in the building.
The ISA Madrid resident staff have been in direct communication with students regarding the explosion, advising them to avoid the area and check in with friends and family back home. ISA does not have student accommodations in the area nearby to the incident and will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.