Earthquake in Chile – level 2

09-04-2014 15:00

An earthquake struck off the coast of Chile. The quake hit near the Peruvian border.

A woman said that the earthquake was strong and that everything in the old part of the city moved a lot. Another woman said that the earthquake lasted a long time. She said that all she and others could do was pray with their daughter.

The earthquake triggered a tsunami. The government evacuated thousands of people from low-lying areas. Prisoners took advantage of the situation and escaped from jail. The police recaptured about 16 of the female prisoners, but security forces are still in search of the rest.

Difficult words: trigger (start), take advantage (use a situation to do something you want), low-lying (place that is not high above the water), recapture (catch).

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

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