Hungarian transport minister, railway chief resign
www.chinaview.cn 2008-10-07 01:18:05   Print

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)
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    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 spokesman said.

    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)
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