Hailstones kill a small girl – level 1

06-09-2022 07:00

Last week, heavy storms hit Catalonia, Spain. Hailstones hurt about 50 people. They hit people’s head, break their bones, and they make bruises.

Hailstones kill a girl. She is 20 months old. She dies in a hospital. Officials say that the event is a tragedy.

The storm lasts only about 10 minutes. It is still very dangerous. It damages cars and roads. The hailstones are very big.  They are more than 10 centimeters big.

Hailstones usually fall between March and September. This year’s summer is very hot. The Mediterranean Sea is warmer than usual. More and worse storms happen.

Difficult words: hailstone (a hard ball of ice, which falls from the sky), bruise (a blue mark on the skin), tragedy (a very bad and sad situation).

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