Building Falls down – level 1

28-09-2020 07:00

Monsoons blow in some parts of Asia. A monsoon is a wind. It blows from the Indian Ocean. It brings heavy rains.

Heavy rain is a problem for old buildings. Water breaks up the foundations of buildings. Buildings then fall down. Many buildings fall down in India. This year, monsoons have an impact on 2.4 million Indian people.

Last week, a building falls down in central India. Eight people die. At least eleven people are hurt. Some people are trapped in the ruins. Rescuers try to save them.

The building is 30 years old. Officials want to fix it. However, it does not happen. The coronavirus stops the work.

Difficult words: foundations (the lowest or bottom part of a building that holds up the rest of the building), impact (a strong effect), ruins (the parts of a damaged building).

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