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Netflix to Cut Footage of Deadly Canadian Disaster from 'Bird Box'

Netflix to Cut Footage of Deadly Canadian Disaster from 'Bird Box'

MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
Created: March 15, 2019 05:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix will remove footage of a real fiery train disaster from its hit post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" months after the streaming giant was criticized for exploiting a tragedy.

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The stock footage was taken from a 2013 crash in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when a train carrying crude oil came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people.

Netflix says it will replace the footage with an outtake from a former TV series in the U.S.

The company says it is "sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Megantic community."

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MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

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