Another train was reportedly heading in the opposite direction but managed to stop and avoid a collision.
The national Ministry of Health confirmed later that the number of people, who have been injured as a result of a passenger train's derailment in the northern Egyptian province of Sharqia, has reached 15.
"The train accident in Sharqia left 15 people injured. No people have died," the ministry said in a statement.
Photos in social networks show at least two train cars that have derailed.
Causes of the incident remain unknown.
Last month, two trains collided in Egypt's southern Sohag province, leaving 19 people dead and 185 more injured.