India Gas Leak – level 1

13-05-2020 15:00

A fire starts in a chemical plant in India. Workers make plastics from a gas in this plant. A dangerous gas leaks out.

The leak kills 13 people. Many people cannot breathe. The gas is in the air. People have problems with their skin. Their eyes hurt. People fall down in the street.

Many people must leave the area. Officials take them to a safe place. Officials are afraid. They think that there can be another leak. The temperature at the plant is high. Fire officers stop a fire.

People must not eat food in the streets. Milk and bananas help people feel better. Officials tell people to wear wet clothes and masks.

Difficult words: chemical plant (a building that makes chemicals which is a common thing that many things are made out of), leak out (when a gas or water gets out of a place), temperature (how cold or warm something is).

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