Agence France-PresseOctober 18, 2013 19:30
A fire Friday destroyed some 180,000 tons of sugar at several warehouses in the southern Brazilian port of Santos before it was contained, authorities said.
Four people were injured in the blaze, which erupted in warehouses owned by Copersucar, the world's largest sugar trader, the Port of Santos said in a statement.
"The fire affected some 180,000 tons of raw sugar," said Copersucar in a statement.
"The causes of the incident are not yet known and are being investigated," the firm added, saying it had put in place contingency plans to minimize the impact.