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Egypt boots public servants from railways over Brotherhood links

Egyptian authorities blame Muslim Brotherhood-linked staff for a series of deadly rail accidents and have moved scores of them from operational roles.

After a series of deadly rail accidents, Egypt’s railway authority has removed around 190 public servants from their positions for alleged links with the Muslim Brotherhood group.

Mohamed Hussein, the authority’s chief of human resources, said Aug. 24 that four employees had been sacked and the rest were moved to administrative roles. He said the employees were working on the train signaling control, in workshops and as train drivers.

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