Italy’s glacier collapses – level 1

08-07-2022 07:00

Marmolada is a mountain in the Italian Alps. A glacier is on Marmolada. A glacier is a river or mountain of ice. It moves slowly.

On Sunday, the glacier on Marmolada breaks. Ice and rock fall down the mountain. Nine people die. Several people are hurt.

Many people are missing. Rescuers in helicopters look for them. They must stop. The weather is bad. They do not know how many people are on the mountain.

Officials don’t know the exact reason the glacier breaks. They think one reason maybe is warm temperatures. The weather in the Alps is getting warmer every year.

Glaciers melt. They move fast. They break more often than in the past.

Difficult words: break (to separate a part from a larger thing), reason (why something happens), melt (to change snow or ice into water).

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