Train possibly carrying hazardous materials derails, officials say

A CSX train possibly carrying hazardous material derailed Sunday afternoon in Anson County, officials said.

Officials believe heavy rain and flooding may have played a part.

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Charlotte and Monroe Fire Department are headed to the scene to assist.

CSX officials sent this statement: "At approximately 6 p.m. today, a CSX train headed to Hamlet, NC, derailed several railcars near Gravel Plant Road in Lilesville, NC. CSX personnel are responding to the scene and are in communication with Anson County emergency personnel as we work to assess the situation. The safety of everyone on site and the local community is our top priority. As more information is confirmed we will provide updates on the situation."
No other information has been released.
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