An Egyptian court has overturned the death sentence against the deposed ex-president Mohamed Morsi, according to reports.

The court also ordered a retrial, Reuters and AFP reported, citing judicial sources.

Elected president after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group was ousted in a military coup in July, 2013 after serving only a year of his four-year term.

The group was banned, and thousands of its supporters arrested and imprisoned.

Morsi was sentenced to death for his alleged role in a prison break during the 2011 revolution, which saw president Hosni Mubarrak deposed.

Five other members of the organisation will also face a retrial after their death sentences was quashed, AFP reported.

Morsi has separately been sentenced to life in prison for terror offences, and still faces other charges.