Earthquake in Iran and Iraq – level 1

22-11-2017 07:00

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake happens. It hits at the border between Iran and Iraq. About 1.8 million people live near this area.

The earthquake kills hundreds of people. Thousands of people are injured. Around 70,000 people must leave. One town’s hospital falls down.

Baghdad is 300 kilometres from the earthquake. People feel it there, too.

Difficult words: magnitude (size), earthquake (when the ground shakes), border (the line that shows where countries start and stop).

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