Egypt's official news agency says the country's transport minister has resigned after assuming responsibility for a train collision that killed 18 people.
The Middle East News Agency said President Hosni Mubarak accepted the resignation of Mohammed Mansour on Tuesday. It is rare for Egyptian officials to resign following criticism for negligence, despite a series of mishandled disasters around the country.
In Saturday's accident, two passenger trains collided south of Cairo after one of the trains hit a buffalo.
Three railway workers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.