Egypt : minister of transport resigns after train crash kills 25 people

Egypt’s transport minister resigned after a deadly train crash in Cairo killed at least 25, and left 50 injured.

Through a statement, the Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is said to have accepted Hisham Arafat’s resignation

Madbouly who visited the scene of the crash announced that the incident would be investigated and anyone found responsible held to account.

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform.

Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.”

According to security sources from local media, there was no indication that the crash was deliberate.