Power cut in Santiago – level 2

04-09-2014 15:00

Tens of thousands of people were stuck in metro carriages in Santiago because of an electrical fault.

The power cut lasted for two hours, but the people left the carriages 40 minutes after it. Still, this was nothing you want to have happen at rush hour. People evacuated the passengers to the nearest stations.

The affected metro line has 30 stations. It sometimes carries between 5,000 and 6,000 people at every station.

Difficult words: power cut (when electricity stops), rush hour (time when a lot of people travel to or from work), affected (something affected is changed by something).

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