Man spends one day at sea – level 1

27-01-2022 07:00

Lisala Folau is 57 years old. He lives on the island of Atata in Tonga.

Atata is about 50 kilometers from a volcano. The volcano erupts last week. A tsunami comes. Folau is on the beach. He sees a big wave. He is scared. He does not have time to run away.

The wave takes him away. The man ends up in the sea. The man spends more than 24 hours in the sea. It is not easy for him. He is disabled. Disabled means that he cannot move easily.

The man gets to the island of Tongatapu. It is 13 kilometers from his home island.

Folau would like to go back home one day. It is not possible now. There are no houses. The wave destroys everything. Only a church is there.

Difficult words: volcano (a mountain that can explode), erupt (when a volcano explodes), tsunami (a very big wave which comes after an earthquake or after a volcano erupts), destroy (to damage or break something very badly).

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