Japanese volcano erupts – level 2

06-10-2014 15:00

The Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted last Saturday. People found twelve dead bodies, and 36 more people are probably dead. At least 69 people were injured, 30 of them seriously.

A group of people were hiking on the mountain when it erupted. They noticed a huge cloud of ash above them at 11:45 local time. They ran away from it, and they found a little house. They hid there and later made it down safely.

Difficult words: huge (very big), ash (grey matter which is left after something burns).

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