Bridge in Italy – level 3

17-08-2018 07:00

Around 200 metres of a bridge in Genoa, Italy collapsed during a sudden storm. While many people came out alive, according to firefighters, 38 people died as a result of the incident which saw cars plunge down 45 metres.

Rescue teams have been working around the clock, and hundreds of people have evacuated over fears that more of the bridge will collapse.

Pictures taken weeks before the collapse show that the bridge was cracking and crumbling. Officials are launching an investigation to find out why the Morandi Bridge fell, but there are fears that the bridge was built with ‘MAFIA concrete’.

Difficult words: plunge (fall), around the clock (day and night, 24/7), crack (break), crumble (break or fall apart piece by piece), launch (start), MAFIA (an organised crime group that started in Italy).

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