Russian shopping centre on fire – level 2

20-03-2015 07:00

A fire started on the first floor of a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan. The flames covered the whole building last Wednesday at around 1 p.m.

More than 600 people evacuated from the building, but five people died. Part of the centre collapsed and it may have trapped up to 25 people in the rubble.

Three helicopters dispatched to join the rescue operation. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Difficult words: trapped (unable to move), rubble (pieces of a broken building), dispatch (to send off to help).

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