Oil Tanker Explodes

Oil Tanker Explodes

30-09-2016 15:00

An oil tanker explodes. The tanker is in the Gulf of Mexico. Lifeboats come down from the tanker. The crew gets on the boats. The crew is safe.

The tanker is 13 kilometres from land.

A Mexican state oil company owns the tanker. This is not its first accident. It does not know why this happens.

Difficult words: lifeboat (a small boat on a big ship for rescuing people), crew (the people who work on a ship), company (a firm, a business).

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