Tanker Explodes – level 3

04-07-2017 07:00

In Pakistan, a tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometres south west of Multan. Police tried to cordon off the area, but scores of people flocked to the accident to gather the fuel leaking from the tanker. Then the tanker exploded, killing over 130 people, and injuring 76 people. Men, women and children died in the explosion.

Difficult words: cordon off (close off so people know they should not go somewhere), scores (many), flock (come in large numbers), gather (collect, get).

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