Update 2018-09-01 (2): According to the latest reports, at least ten people were injured in the explosion and subsequent fire; about 200 residents had to be evacuated. The blaze has been brought under control.
2018-07-13: At least 19 people were killed and twelve others were injured by an explosion in the Yibin Hengda Technology chemical plant in Yibin, around 210 kilometres east of Chengdu, in the south-western province of Sichuan, early Thursday evening (12 July, local time).
Travellers are advised to inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, to follow instructions from authorities, to avoid the surrounding area of the chemical plant, and to exercise caution.
2018-05-21: On Monday (21 May), at least two people were killed and two others were injured in an explosion at a café in Binagadi district, Baku, near the shopping center Elite. The reason for the explosion is still unknown.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise increased caution and follow instructions from security forces.
2017-09-27: On Wednesday (27 September) approximately 30,000 people were evacuated following a fire and explosion at an arms depot in the town of Kalinyvka in the Vinnytsya region, which official sources ascribe to sabotage. Two people were lightly injured.
Further evacuations, local traffic disruptions and heightened security measures are to be expected in the area. Travellers should avoid the area and follow instructions by local authorities.
2017-08-28: On Monday noon (28 August, local time) a gas leak was discoverd in western Germany, city of Bonn, Hardtberg area. The area around the Bahnhofstraße in Duisdorf was cordoned off. Fire department issued a warning not to use any electric devices near the crossing of Bahnhofstraße and Burgweiher.
Traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers should exercise heightened caution, and follow instructions by authorities.