Collapsed silos: Company finds storage for spilled canola

A team of engineers & officials from the Labour Dept will launch their investigation into the incident.

The agricultural cooperative says about 12,000 tonnes of canola was spilled in the Swellendam silo collapse. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant.

CAPE TOWN - A Swellendam company has found storage facilities for thousands of tonnes of spilled canola seed.

Fourteen silos collapsed earlier this week at the Suid-Sentraal Kooperasie, spilling over 11,000 tonnes of canola worth about R60 million.

It's still unclear what caused the collapse.

A team of engineers and officials from the Labour Department will launch their investigation into the incident soon.

The company's Chief Operating Officer, Henk de Beer said, "We're trying to move all the product into our other silo facilities, silo bags and silo bunkers."