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Netflix to remove controversial real-life accident footage from 'Bird Box'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has said that it will be removing footage of a real-life Canadian rail disaster from its film "Bird Box".

The Sandra Bullock-starring film, directed by Susanne Bier, featured a stock footage from 2013 tragedy that claimed lives of over 40 people. It was used to depict a fictional story about an apocalyptic scenario.

In a brief statement to The Wrap, the streaming giant confirmed that it has decided to replace the clip.

"and the filmmakers of 'Bird Box' have decided to replace the clip. We're sorry for any pain caused to the community," the statement said.

had earlier refused to remove the footage from the film after the controversy happened in January.

The had also voted unanimously, criticising Netflix and demanding removal of the images from "its fiction catalogue".

The country's lawmakers also asked for compensation for the citizens of Lac-Megantic,

The footage from the tragedy appeared in an episode of another Netflix show called "Travelers", but the production company behind that show swiftly removed and replaced the video.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:05 IST