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Worker dies in fall from grain silo at France's Dunkirk port

PARIS, June 26 (Reuters) - A worker died on Friday after falling from the roof of a grain storage silo at the northern French port of Dunkirk, the silo operator said.

The 48-year-old man fell while carrying out annual cleaning work, Nord Cereales said in a statement, adding that the cause of the accident was unclear.

France is the European Union's biggest grain exporter and Nord Cereales' terminal at Dunkirk represents the country's third-largest grain export hub after Rouen and La Rochelle.

The cooperative group estimates it has handled 2.8 million tonnes of grain shipments in the 2019/20 season that ends this month, including 2.4 million tonnes of wheat.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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