Sinkholes in Iran – level 2

30-01-2019 07:00

Large sinkholes appeared in Iran, and some are as deep as 60 metres. The ground sinks because people are pumping too much groundwater to use it to farm or to produce food for 80 million Iranians.

However, as they pump the water, the ground is moving.

Difficult words: appear (become, start to exist), pump (make the water go up), groundwater (water which is underground).

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