Eight killed, 11 injured in Brazil grain silo explosions

Published: 02/08/2023

At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in southern Brazil when a grain silo exploded at the C Vale cooperative in Palotina, a city about 600km west of the Parana state capital Curitiba. Parana is one of Brazil’s top grain-producing states.
C Vale, a major producer of soya beans, wheat and maize that stores grain in 125 units across five Brazilian states and in Paraguay, confirmed in a statement that a “large-scale accident hit our central grain reception unit in Palotina”. The company said the cause was “yet to be determined”.