According to Megahed, the incident occurred in the vicinity of the Shebeen El-Kom railway station.
The spokesman for the Egyptian Health Ministry stressed that 15 ambulances had been sent promptly to the station, and all those injured persons had been taken to hospital.
The reasons of the incident have not been revealed.
According to preliminary data, the reason for the derailment of the cars was the technical malfunction of the locomotive wheel pair.
The incident did not affect the movement of trains on this section of the railway.