Egypt's transportation minister resigns over Train accident

21:14, October 27, 2009      

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Egyptian Minister of Transportation Mohamed Mansour resigned on Tuesday over the country's train accident last Saturday, Nile TV reported.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accepted the minister's resignation in which he shouldered the responsibility of the accident.

Last Saturday, 18 people were killed and 39 injured after a passenger train drove full-speed into the back of another near Garza village, some 50 km south of Cairo.

Traffic accidents are quite common in Egypt. It's estimated that about 6,000 people were killed in traffic incidents annually.

Source: Xinhua
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