Dubai skyscraper on fire – level 2

26-02-2015 07:00

One of the tallest buildings in the world was on fire. It started on the 50th floor of the 330-metre-tall skyscraper in Dubai. Nobody is sure what caused the fire. Some say that a cigarette butt started it.

Nobody reported injuries, but hundreds of people had to evacuate the building.

Difficult words: cigarette butt (the end of a cigarette), injury (damage to somebody’s body), report (to say something officially such as to the media).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this fire?


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