A videograb shows the burning car at the accident site.
As soon as the security forces received the report through the emergency police operations room, they rushed to the scene of the accident, in coordination with the traffic police, to examine the scene and find out circumstances of the accident, under the supervision of Major General Assem Abu Al Khair, Deputy Director of Investigations Directorate in Giza.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi, President of Egypt, for the victims of the collision between two passenger trains.
The injured persons were transferred to hospital for medical treatment, while the dead bodies were sent to mortuary for further legal procedures, spokesperson from Sohag Governorate said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Coromandel Express, which runs from Kolkata to Chennai, derailed and fell on the opposite track, with many people still trapped, the reports said.
Sheikh Mohammed added in a tweet on Twitter: "We found its executive director at the service counters, receiving customers, speeding up procedures, and contributing to clearing transactions. The secret shopper assured us that providing the service did not exceed five minutes."
The first lady arrived in Cairo from Amman, where she attended the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein. She is travelling to Morocco on Saturday before heading to Portugal, the final stop of her tour, on Monday.