Man in the ground - level 2
Two men were laying pipes for a new sewer system in China when the earth above them fell down. One worker managed to escape, but the second worker was covered with the earth.
The earth was up to the man’s chest. He couldn’t move. People think that the earth moved because of a heavy excavator which was parked close to them.
The rescue operation was hard because the earth was loose. The worker sunk deeper and deeper into the earth. It took three hours to free the man who was then taken to the hospital.
Difficult words: sewer system (system of pipes which carry away dirty water), excavator (large machine for digging and moving earth), loose (not hard).
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