India bridge collapse – level 1

04-11-2022 07:00

A bridge collapses in India. It is a pedestrian bridge. A pedestrian bridge is for people to walk. This bridge is above a river.

People celebrate the Diwali festival. Too many people are on the bridge. The bridge starts to move from side to side. Suddenly, it falls.

141 people die. Many people go missing. Some people swim to the river banks.

Rescuers search the waters. It is not easy. The river is dark and dirty. Police investigate the event. They speak to eight people.

In the 19th century, workers build the bridge. It is a popular place for tourists. People like the bridge. It moves when they walk on it.

Difficult words: collapse (to suddenly fall down), go missing (when someone cannot be found), investigate (to find out what happens).

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