At least 14 injured in Kansas blaze

Kebakaran di Kansas
Image caption Firemen were using dogs to search for bodies in the wreckage.

Dua berita BBC tentang kebakaran di pusat perbelanjaan Kansas dan kemungkinan menambang di planet lain menjadi bahan pelajaran bahasa Inggris kali ini.

At least 14 injured in Kansas blaze

A huge explosion and fire in a shopping district in Kansas City in the United States has injured at least fourteen people.

Officials say they don't yet know whether anyone was killed. The fire completely destroyed a restaurant.

Police suspect the blaze was sparked by a gas explosion.

Work on the gas network was being carried out at the time and people reported a strong smell of gas in the area before the fire.

Setidaknya 14 orang mengalami cedera dalam kebakaran di Kansas

Ledakan dahsyat dan kebakaran di distrik perbelanjaaan di Kota Kansas, Amerika Serikat, melukai sedikitnya 14 orang.

Para pejabat mengatakan mereka belum tahu apakah ada korban meninggal dunia. Kebakaran menyebabkan satu restoran rusak total.

Polisi menduga kebakaran disebabkan oleh ledakan gas.

Pada saat kejadian sedang dilakukan pengerjaan jaringan gas dan orang-orang melaporkan adanya bau gas yang kuat di lokasi sebelum kebakaran.

Space experts discuss mining on planets

Image caption Experts meeting in Sydney have their sights firmly set on exploring space for new riches.

Space experts, academics and mining companies are meeting in the Australian city of Sydney to discuss the possibility of extracting minerals and precious metals from asteroids and planets.

Some scientists argue that despite the huge expense and technical difficulties involved, remote controlled mining of asteroids or even the moon might only be ten years away.

They say this is largely due to the progress in robotics.

Ahli ruang angkasa bahas penambangan di planet

Para ahli ruang angkasa, akademisi, perusahaan tambang mengadakan pertemuan di Sydney, Australia, untuk membahas kemungkinan menggali mineral dan logam berharga dari asteroid dan planet.

Beberapa ilmuwan berpendapat bahwa meskipun melibatkan biaya besar dan kesulitan teknis, penambangan yang dikendalikan dari jarak jauh di asteroid atau bahkan bulan mungkin bisa terwujud hanya dalam waktu 10 tahun.

Mereka mengatakan sebagian besar pendorongnya adalah kemajuan di dunia robot.

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