Volcano of Fire – level 3

08-06-2018 07:00

The Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) in Guatemala erupted last Sunday, spewing ashy plumes and lava as hot as 700 degrees Celsius.

The lava sped down the volcano’s slopes and into the surrounding villages, covering roads, burning houses and hindering rescue efforts. According to news reports, 62 people lost their lives, and two of them were children. A brother and a sister burned to death as they watched the eruption from a bridge.

The eruption was the deadliest in the country since 1902, when the country’s Santa María volcano killed thousands of people.

Difficult words: spew (force out), plume (cloud), hinder (make difficult).

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