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Travel Alerts

03 Apr 2018

United States: San Bruno (California state): Active shooter situation contained; avoid affected area as investigations under way (Revised)

Members in San Bruno (California state) should avoid the vicinity of the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Bayhill Drive due to ongoing police investigations following a shooting incident on the afternoon of 3 April. According to the police, a woman opened fire inside the campus of a commercial entity, injuring at least three people, before killing herself. The situation, which had prompted the evacuation of the building, now appears to be contained. The suspect’s motives remain unclear at this time; details are likely to emerge in the coming days as the investigation continues.

Advice

  • Continue to avoid the vicinity of the incident. Follow all official directives.
  • Expect heightened security measures, potentially including road closures, in the area. Plan alternative routes.
  • Monitor our alerts on Papua New Guinea for further updates.

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26 Mar 2018

Papua New Guinea: New Britain island: Exercise caution after 6.6 magnitude onshore earthquake east of Kimbe; account for staff

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at 19.51 (local time) on 26 March on New Britain island, around 85 miles (140km) of Kimbe (West New Britain province). According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred at a depth of 25 miles (40km). Details are still emerging; more to follow.

Advice

  • Further aftershocks are possible and could pose a threat to life and property.
  • Strong earthquakes may result in short-notice road blockages due to debris. If undertaking road travel immediately after an earthquake, liaise with local contacts for the status of routes before setting out.
  • Monitor our alerts on Papua New Guinea for further updates.

Manager Advice

  • Account for staff in the affected vicinity.

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22 Mar 2018

Somalia: Mogadishu: Explosion reported outside Wehliye Hotel on Maka al-Mukarrama Road; avoid area

An explosion at around 16.45 (local time) on 22 March reportedly occurred outside the Wehliye Hotel on Maka al-Mukarrama Road in the capital Mogadishu. Avoid the area and follow all official directives. Details are still emerging; more to follow.

Advice

  • Avoid the area.
  • Expect a heightened security force presence and travel disruption in the area.
  • Follow all directives issued by the authorities.
  • Monitor our Somalia alerts for further details.

Manager Advice

  • Account for staff in the affected area.

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21 Mar 2018

Afghanistan: Kabul: Explosion reported near university in Kart-e-Sakhi area; avoid affected vicinity; account for staff

An explosion has been reported near the capital's Kabul University in the Kart-e-Sakhi area in Police District 3. The incident reportedly occurred at around 12.10 (local time) as people were gathering for Nowruz (Persian New Year, or spring festival) celebrations. Details are emerging; more to follow.

Advice

  • Avoid the vicinity of Kabul University in the Kart-e-Sakhi area.
  • Monitor our alerts for further updates.

Manager Advice

  • Account for staff in the affected vicinity.

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