A passenger train derailed just north of the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, leaving more than 100 people injured.
Al-Arabiya, a Saudi-based broadcaster, reported earlier that at least eight people have died, but there has been no official confirmation of the death toll.
The train was set to travel to the northeast city of Mansoura.
Egypt’s health minister, Hala Zayed, was heading to the area, according to local reports.
Reuters news agency said eight carriages had overturned, citing a post on the province's verified Facebook page.
A video on social media purported to show the train lying on its side and widespread debris. This footage has not been independently verified by DW.