Italy Train Accident – level 2

11-02-2020 07:00

There was a train accident in northern Italy. The train traveled at 180 mph when the first car on the train left the rails and separated from the train. It hit a nearby railroad building, killed two railway workers, and injured 27 people.

Police say that there was some work on the railway the evening before; however, work on railways happens very often. Police must investigate the accident because they do not know if the work caused the accident.

Rail workers’ unions want to go on strike on Friday. They say that the accident is very serious and not acceptable.

Difficult words: rails (two steel bars that trains travel on), union (an official group of workers in a company who fight for better workers’ situation and salary), strike (a protest).

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