Fireworks factory explodes – level 2

12-01-2015 15:00

Something set off gunpowder in a fireworks factory in Colombia. The whole factory got on fire and caused huge explosions. A local camera man was filming when the factory exploded. The explosion threw him off his feet, but he was not seriously hurt.

A woman described the situation as terrifying and as something she does not want to go through again.

It took firefighters more than 6 hours to control the blaze fully. The explosion damaged a few homes and it stopped traffic on a nearby highway.

Difficult words: set off (to light on fire), huge (very big), blaze (a big fire).

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