Helicopter Crash in Japan – level 1

08-02-2018 07:00

A helicopter crashes in south-western Japan. It is a military helicopter. It crashes into a house. It destroys the top floor. It sets the house on fire.

The Japanese Defence Ministry says that it does not know if people died. The Japanese media says that there are two people in the helicopter when it crashes.

Difficult words: military (the people who fight for a country), destroy (break completely), Defence Ministry (army), media (television, radio, newspapers).

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