Collapsed silos: Company still ‘under lockdown’

Sentraal-Suid Kooperasie says engineers are currently assessing the safety of the site.

The company hopes to recover some of the 12,000 tonnes of canola seed that spilled.

CAPE TOWN - The site where 14 canola seed silos collapsed in Swellendam is still under lockdown.

Sentraal-Suid Kooperasie says engineers are currently assessing the safety of the site before attempts to recover some of the spilled canola seeds.

The devastating incident took place on Tuesday morning.

Sentraal-Suid Kooperasie says engineers are putting together a safety plan before anyone will be allowed onto the site.

The company hopes to recover some of the 12,000 tonnes of canola seed that spilled.

But it first needs to establish the stability of seven remaining silos.

The engineers are also establishing the cause of the collapse of the silos, which the company says "fell like dominoes".