No fewer than 11 people died while and 98 others were wounded in a train derailment on Sunday in the Delta city of Toukh, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.
A total of 60 ambulances have been sent to the scene and the wounded have been transferred to three public hospitals, the ministry said in a statement.
The accident happened after four carriages of the train, coming from Cairo to the Delta city of Mansoura, derailed, the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation said.
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has since ordered formation of a committee to probe the reasons for the accident.
Meanwhile, the Public Prosecutor said an investigation into the accident is underway with the train driver and his assistant, as well as eight other officials at the Toukh train station.