Earthquake in China - level 2

Earthquake in China - level 2

11-08-2014 15:00

There was a strong earthquake in China last Sunday. A woman’s house collapsed and buried her for 50 hours under it. It took people six hours to rescue her. She is now in hospital. Her condition is stable.

A three-year-old boy was found stuck underneath a sofa of a destroyed house. The rescue operation went slowly. There was not much space and a heavy beam lay on the sofa. However, people saved the boy and he sent him to hospital.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the ground shakes), collapse (fall down), rescue operation (plan to help people who are hurt), beam (long heavy piece of wood or metal).

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