martes, 3 de mayo de 2016
Chernobyl, Hillsborough...sad anniversaries. Years pass for people and even for Big Ben, a British emblem
I am going to write about Hillborough disaster. The semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest took place on Saturday, 15th April, 1989. More than 53,000 fans went to see the match. When the match started, an avalanche of people came up. They hit the fences,which were knocked down by the pressure of the people pushing and the people began to fall down and crashed into others. 96 people died, all of them were fans of Liverpool.
The investigation said that the fact happened since there were too many people and the stadium was in bad conditions.
Talking about disasters, Chernobyl was another one. It was a nuclear accident that happened on 26th April 1986. It took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat, nowadays Ukraine. There was an explosion when workers were doing experiments. 31 people died and 116,000 were evacuated. There was radiation, at less in 13 countries of central and eastern Europe. This produced many deaths and long-term illnesses like cancers.
Regarding the Big Ben, it is a British emblem actually. It was built by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin in 1858. It measures 96 metres and it is located in Westminster Palace (The Parliament).