Oklahoma Oil Rig Explodes – level 2
Near Oklahoma, USA, an oil rig exploded in the morning. By midday, the oil rig was still on fire. Twenty people were working in the area when the oil rig exploded, and five people are still missing.
Officials from the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management said that it was unclear if there were fatalities.
Difficult words: oil rig (a large machine that digs deep in the earth to pull up oil), Office of Emergency Management (a part of the government that works to prevent and help with emergencies), unclear (not known), fatality (a death).
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