After train accidents, Egypt railway head removed from office
The statement announcing Sayed Salem's sacking came just hours after a train came off the rails on the Cairo-Aswan line, injuring a number of passengers and delaying trips.
The statement did not explain why Salem was relieved of his post.
Egypt's railways, some of the oldest in the world, are in desperate need of maintenance and development -- especially after a series of train accidents.
Salem was appointed to the position shortly after an August 2017 collision forced his predecessor to resign.
That crash, on the Cairo-Alexandria mainline, killed at least 41 people and injured scores of others.
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