Egypt's transportation minister steps down following train accident

Published October 27th, 2009 - 02:12 GMT

Egypt's transportation minister Mohammed Mansur resigned on Tuesday following a train crash that killed 18 people earlier this week, the official news agency MENA reported. According to the news agency, President Hosni Mubarak has accepted Mansur's resignation.

 

Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif confirmed Mansour's resignation and told Reuters: "I have just been informed that the president has accepted the resignation." The accident happened when a passenger train drove full-speed into the back of another southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday.

 

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