Netflix will cut 'Bird Box' footage months after outcry

Sandra Bullock in the 2018 Netflix film 'Bird Box' | Image Source: Netflix / YouTube / MGN
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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.

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

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

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