I don't know what happened here. We encountered this ruined silo last Friday at Maillé. Was it the strong winds two days before or did the grain explode? Did the silo just fail? Nothing appeared in the local news until Sunday. The company who run the silos, Durand, are closed for the holidays and nobody seems to know what happened. It is assumed the silo collapsed for some reason Friday evening (so it can't have long happened when we saw it). No explosion was reported and no one was hurt in the incident.
My first reaction was to feel sorry for whoever has lost their grain (not sure whether the farmers or the silo owners will take the brunt here, although it is presumably insured). The price of wheat skyrocketed in 2012. Bakers were paying €176 a tonne in February, but by October it was €260 a tonne. Interestingly, the price of oats is similar, at €250 a tonne. The reddish colour of this spilt grain tells me it is wheat.