News Exercise #100

1) What had happened to the boy?
Two weeks ago he hit (maybe stepped on) a land mine. His mother and siblings were killed instantly.
2) What is the hospital situation?
The doctor said that there is only him in the hospital, and that he is dealing with hundreds of patients, and he is doing about fifteen operations per day.
3) Between 1:10 and 1:24 the reporter describes the situation in the city, but she mispronounces one word. Can you find what she had intended to say?
She said that water was “scarce”, but she pronounced it “scarss”.
4) What did the woman living in a temporary shelter say to describe their situation?
She said, “I am miserable and in pain. There’s no-one supporting me and my family. I’m carrying a heavy burden, and I’m alone.