Oklahoma Oil Rig Explodes – level 1
Near Oklahoma, USA, an oil rig explodes. Twenty people are working around the oil rig. Five people are still missing.
The explosion happens in the morning. There is a big fire. It keeps burning in the afternoon.
Officers are investigating the incident. They do not know if there are any deaths.
Difficult words: oil rig (a big machine that digs for oil), officer (someone in a position of authority – a police officer, for example), incident (a very good or a very bad situation), investigate (find out about something).
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