Lightning kills 11 people – level 2

15-10-2014 07:00

This news is from northern Colombia. Lightning killed 11 people in a small village. The incident happened early in the morning.

It injured many people and later people evacuated them by military helicopter to hospital. The government said that it would send a rescue team to the site. There have been small tragedies from flashes of lightning in the past but nothing of this magnitude.

Difficult words: lightning (when there’s electricity between a cloud and the ground), tragedy (when something bad or sad happens), magnitude (size).

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