A passenger train has crashed in a suburb of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, security sources report, saying a number of people have been injured in the accident.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when the train heading for Cairo from the town of Sohag, 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of the capital, derailed in the Badrashin area of Giza, Reuters reported.
"Three wagons of train No. 990 came off the tracks without any loss of life... The injured received treatment in hospital and were able to leave," head of Giza police investigations department stated.
Unconfirmed reports said the passenger train burst into flames, while other accounts said it collided with a a stationary train.
Egyptian National Railways head Hani Hegab told MENA news agency that the accident had resulted in deaths, but that the toll had yet to be confirmed.
At least 19 people were killed in 2009 when one train crashed at full-speed into another which had stopped.
The country's deadliest train crash goes back to February 2002 when the bodies of at least 361 passengers were recovered from a burned train