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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-12-21

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  • [01] Worker critically injured in explosion, fire at oil plant on Crete
  • [02] Media publisher Lambrakis dies
  • [03] ASE opening: Small rise

  • [01] Worker critically injured in explosion, fire at oil plant on Crete

    A worker was critically injured late Sunday night in an explosion and ensuing fire at a kernel oil plant in Heraklion, Crete.

    The 40-year-old man is reported to be in extremely critical condition and intubated in the Herklion University Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU).

    A powerful explosion rocked the Androulakis kernel oil plant in Kastelliana, Heraklion, late Sunday, and was followed by a series of smaller explosions, resulting in a massive fire that took firefighters battling the blaze all night to extinguish.

    A second worker suffered lighter injuries, while the 40-year-old will be transferred to a Burn Unit in an Athens hospital.

    Six workers were in the plant at the time of the explosion, and an ad hoc team of experts is examining the circumstances of the accident.

    [02] Media publisher Lambrakis dies

    Veteran journalist and media publisher Christos Lambrakis, owner of the Athens-listed Lambrakis Press Group (DOL) and president of private MEGA television station, died on Monday morning at the age of 75 at the Onassis Cardiosurgery Center in Athens.

    Born in 1934 in Athens, Lambrakis studied in England and Switzerland, served in the Greek Navy, and worked as a journalist at the To Vima newspaper and editor of the weekly magazine Tachydromos, taking over the management of the Lambrakis Press organisation's newspapers and magazines in 1957 after the sudden death of his father.

    In 1970, when the Lambrakis Press Group became a limited company, he became chairman of the board of DOL S.A.

    Lambrakis founded Greece's first music center of international specifications in Athens, the Megaron-Athens Concert Hall, an ambitious project of the Friends of Music society he also founded.

    In 1989, DOL, in collaboration with Pegasus S.A., the General Publishing-Messimvrini S.A., Tegopoulos S.A. and Kathimerini S.A., founded the Tiletypos S.A., owner of private MEGA television channel.

    In 1997, Lambrakis was the first publisher in Greece to put his publications in electronic format, and two years later created the country's biggest news and information portal (

    He was also president of the Lambrakis Research Foundation.

    Lambrakis had been suffering from a heart ailment, and died of complications at the Onassis Center, where he was hospitalised.

    [03] ASE opening: Small rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.27 percent, standing at 2,174.29 points at 10:55 a.m., and turnover at 13.1 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Financial Services, up 1.23 percent; Food & Beverage, up 1.23 percent; and Banks, up 0.44 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Health, down 1.13 percent; Public Utilities, down 0.47 percent; and Mass Media, down 0.31 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.35 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.32 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.17 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 48 were up, 30 were down, and 31 were unchanged.

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