Hungarian emergency workers rescue an
injured passenger from a train wreck after a collision involving two
trains in Monorierdo, just outside of Budapest on October 6,
2008. At least four passengers died and more than 26 others were injured
in the accident.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
BUDAPEST, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian Transport
Minister Pal Szabo and MAV Hungarian Railways Board Chairman Miklos Kamaras
resigned following Monday's passenger train crash, the Hungarian government
Hungarian News Agency MTI reported that Hungarian
Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcasny accepted both resignations.
MAV CEO Istvan Heinczinger also submitted his
resignation, but the prime minister did not accept it.
Gyurcasny announced the resignations in a press
statement on Monday in parliament. He also declared his sympathy and that of his
government with the people killed or hurt in the crash and their families.
An intercity train on route from Debrecen to capital
Budapest collided with a standard passenger train at Monorierdo just outside of
Budapest Monday morning, killing four passengers and injuring 26 others.
Hungarian rescuers work at the site of Monday's passenger train crash at Monorierdo just outside of Budapest, Oct. 6, 2008. At least four passengers died and more than 26 others were injured in the accident.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)