Two people taken to hospital following Pike County train derailment

Train derailment in Pike County (WYMT)
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/WBKO) - Officials confirm two CSX employees have been taken to the hospital following the Thursday morning derailment in the Ratliff Bottom/Draffin area of Pike County.

WYMT reports people have been evacuated from the area as a precaution.

In a post from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12 Facebook page, Pike County Emergency Management Director Doug Tackett said the employees were in "pretty good shape".

CSX said that the train derailed into the Big Sandy River around 7 a.m. due to a rock slide over the tracks.

Tackett says while the chemicals are considered a flammable hazardous material, there is no evidence of danger at the moment.

Click here for video of the derailed train.