[Easy English Blog] Volcano

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A volcano erupted in New Zealand. It is a small volcanic island, a little more than 40km from the coast of the North Island.  It is called Whakaari or White Island.  It is a very popular place for sightseeing. People travel by boat or helicopter to the island.

It often has small eruptions, but yesterday it erupted when there about 50 tourists and tour guides on the island.

I watched the news all afternoon and all evening. The news was not good. The situation was dangerous. The rescue teams were very brave and did everything they could. But many people who were injured and it seems that 13 people died. Some were New Zealanders but others came from many different countries. They were on vacation.

I am sure all these people were excited to visit a volcano.

This makes me very sad.

It’s Christmas, but everyone in this country will be thinking about this terrible accident and about the families of the people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sometimes life does not seem fair.

By Patricia @ I Talk You Talk Press