Explosion in Southern Russia – level 2

07-01-2019 07:00

Last Monday, there was a suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia.

Part of the building collapsed and at least four people died. Eight of the 120 residents who live in the 10-story building were missing after the incident.

Gas explosions often happen in Russia because the buildings are old, and they do not meet safety requirements. People say that the apartment building where this explosion happened was built in 1973.

Difficult words: suspected (people are not sure what happened), collapse (fall down), resident (a person who resides – lives somewhere), safety requirements (rules that make a place or a situation be safe).

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