Fire at South African parliament – level 1

07-01-2022 15:00

A fire starts in the parliament building in Cape Town, South Africa. The fire happens on Sunday. People inside the building do not know. The fire alarm starts when firefighters are already at the building.

It is not easy to stop the fire. It takes firefighters several hours. The fire gets to more buildings. The fire burns all of one floor. The roof of another building falls down. Luckily, all the people are safe. Then, the fire starts again.
A funeral happens in a large church near the parliament. It is one day before the fire. Desmond Tutu dies. The funeral is for Desmond Tutu.

He is a bishop. He is an activist. An activist fights for people. He fights for Black people. He is very popular. People all over the world know him.

Difficult words: parliament (a government with several groups that work together), fire alarm (a device which makes a loud noise when there is a fire in a building), bishop (a person who takes care of churches in an area).

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