Egypt Transport Minister dies of heart attack
Egyptian Transport Minister Hamdy Abdel Salam el-Shayeb has died of a heart attack, Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported Sunday. He was 56 years old.
El-Shayeb was taken to a hospital Saturday night after a
heart attack, but doctors were unable to save his life,
He was appointed transport minister in March 2002,
replacing Ibrahim el-Dimeiri, who resigned after a train
fire that killed about 360 people and opened to criticism
the state of Egypt's rail system.
El-Shayeb, who graduated from the Alexandria Engineering
University in 1971, spent some 20 years of his career
working with Petrojet, Egypt's giant petroleum company. He
was appointed president of the company two months before
becoming Minister of Transport.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Prime Minister Atef Obeid and several ministers
participated in funeral prayers Sunday in Cairo. He was to
be buried in Alexandria. (Albawaba.com)
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