MENA said the victims were travelling to a wedding party when the accident happened late on Monday night.
The report said the two microbuses were speeding and racing one another, which caused the collision. It said darkness hampered rescue efforts.
Abu al-Naga al-Haggagi, the chief of the local emergency services, has been quoted as saying that six people were still missing after the crash and that rescuers were trying to find them.
Traffic accidents are common in this Mideast country due to badly maintained roads and disregard of traffic laws.
Road accidents killed about 13,000 people in Egypt last year.
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