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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