Spain’s nightclubs fire – level 2

03-10-2023 15:00

A big fire occurred in two connected nightclubs in Murcia, Spain, and it killed at least 13 people.

Rescue teams continue their search for missing people, and they worry that there could be more dead people. The work was hard because a roof collapsed in the Fonda nightclub, and it damaged the place very badly. The fire started early in the morning at the Teatre nightclub, located on the outskirts of Murcia. Some people reported that they left just moments before alarms and lights signaled the fire’s outbreak.

The mayor of Murcia declared three days of mourning, and authorities lowered flags. Officials still don’t know what exactly caused the fire and where it started.

Difficult words: outskirts (the outer parts of a town or city), outbreak (a time when something suddenly begins), mourning (the time when someone is very sad about a person’s death).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What measures have been taken to ensure the safety of nightclubs in Murcia following the fire?


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