Rubbish Cruses a Neighbourhood – level 1

25-04-2017 07:00

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, there is a poor neighbourhood. People live in very small homes there. A big hill of trash is next to their homes. The people protest the situation. A very bad thing happens.

The trash falls onto the homes. It kills 17 people. It injures 13 people. Soldiers look for other people. These people are trapped. Over 600 people leave the neighbourhood.

One man says that they try to protest to police about the trash. He says that the police do not listen.

Difficult words: neighbourhood (a city area), trash (things which people throw away), trapped (under the trash)

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