Dam in Brazil – level 2

31-01-2019 07:00

A disaster happened in Brazil when a dam burst, and covered an area with dirty water. People died and the water destroyed homes.

At least 40 people are confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing. People are looking for survivors, but they do not have much hope. Some people returned to their homes, only to find them completely destroyed.  Family and friends anxiously wait for news of their missing loved ones.

Vale, a big company who owns and operates the dam was fined £50 million. Another £1.2 billion of its money was frozen.

This is the second dam to collapse in Brazil in recent years. The previous one collapsed in 2015 and killed 19 people.

Difficult words: dam (a wall which holds water and forms a lake), burst (break open), anxiously (nervously, they cannot wait).

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