Viewers left 'messed up' by 'heart-wrenching' new Netflix documentary

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By Asiya Ali

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Netflix viewers have been left "messed up" after watching the platform's gripping documentary The Exposed: Ghost Train Fire.

The film - which was released in 2021 - arrived on the streaming service earlier this month, and ever since then, people have not been able to stop talking about it.

Across three episodes, the docu-series covers the mysterious details surrounding a deadly fire that took place at Sydney Luna Park back on June 9, 1979.

Watch the Ghost Train Fire trailer below:

Almost 45 years ago, the Australian amusement park ride burst into flames, and of approximately the 35 riders that entered the ride, seven (a father and six young boys) tragically died, according to the coroner's report.

A coronial inquest was unable to find the cause of the blaze at the time of the incident, and an investigation into its cause was reopened in 2021, per The Sydney Morning Herald.

The fatal incident forms the focus of the documentary which examines the events of the devastating fire, the inadequate investigation that followed, as well as potential cover-ups and corruption from the NSW police.

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A deadly fire took place on the Ghost Train Fire in Sydney Luna Park back on June 9, 1979. Credit: Fairfax Media Archives / Getty

Upon watching the film, many viewers took to social media to share their awe-struck reactions, and are urging authorities to take another look at the events of the fire.

One user wrote: "Just finished 'Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire' on Netflix… Watching those families realize that their children were murdered because of greed (especially from the people they are supposed to rely on) is genuinely one of the most heart-wrenching things I’ve witnessed!"

Another said: "The first episode of The Ghost Train Fire documentary messed me up," while a third commented: "Just finished watching Exposed The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix.

"The fact 7 innocent people died that day all because one man couldn’t control his greed for money & property is quite frankly disgusting. The ppl who protected this man are also equally as vile," they added.

A fourth user shared: "Highly recommend Exposed The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix. It is an extraordinary documentary into the Lungs Park Ghost Train for of 1979 in which 7 people died," and stated that an inquest needs to be "reopened for the families".

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A funeral was held for the victims of the ghost train fire at Luna Park. Credit: Fairfax Media Archives / Getty

Despite the tragedy, two of the four original Luna Parks remain open today. There is one in Sydney, where the Ghost Train fire took place, and one in Melbourne.

The Sydney location was temporarily closed after the 1979 fire but was reopened in 1982 with a mix of new and reconditioned rides.

You can watch Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix now.

Featured image credit: The Sydney Morning Herald / Getty

Viewers left 'messed up' by 'heart-wrenching' new Netflix documentary

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

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Netflix viewers have been left "messed up" after watching the platform's gripping documentary The Exposed: Ghost Train Fire.

The film - which was released in 2021 - arrived on the streaming service earlier this month, and ever since then, people have not been able to stop talking about it.

Across three episodes, the docu-series covers the mysterious details surrounding a deadly fire that took place at Sydney Luna Park back on June 9, 1979.

Watch the Ghost Train Fire trailer below:

Almost 45 years ago, the Australian amusement park ride burst into flames, and of approximately the 35 riders that entered the ride, seven (a father and six young boys) tragically died, according to the coroner's report.

A coronial inquest was unable to find the cause of the blaze at the time of the incident, and an investigation into its cause was reopened in 2021, per The Sydney Morning Herald.

The fatal incident forms the focus of the documentary which examines the events of the devastating fire, the inadequate investigation that followed, as well as potential cover-ups and corruption from the NSW police.

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A deadly fire took place on the Ghost Train Fire in Sydney Luna Park back on June 9, 1979. Credit: Fairfax Media Archives / Getty

Upon watching the film, many viewers took to social media to share their awe-struck reactions, and are urging authorities to take another look at the events of the fire.

One user wrote: "Just finished 'Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire' on Netflix… Watching those families realize that their children were murdered because of greed (especially from the people they are supposed to rely on) is genuinely one of the most heart-wrenching things I’ve witnessed!"

Another said: "The first episode of The Ghost Train Fire documentary messed me up," while a third commented: "Just finished watching Exposed The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix.

"The fact 7 innocent people died that day all because one man couldn’t control his greed for money & property is quite frankly disgusting. The ppl who protected this man are also equally as vile," they added.

A fourth user shared: "Highly recommend Exposed The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix. It is an extraordinary documentary into the Lungs Park Ghost Train for of 1979 in which 7 people died," and stated that an inquest needs to be "reopened for the families".

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A funeral was held for the victims of the ghost train fire at Luna Park. Credit: Fairfax Media Archives / Getty

Despite the tragedy, two of the four original Luna Parks remain open today. There is one in Sydney, where the Ghost Train fire took place, and one in Melbourne.

The Sydney location was temporarily closed after the 1979 fire but was reopened in 1982 with a mix of new and reconditioned rides.

You can watch Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire on Netflix now.

Featured image credit: The Sydney Morning Herald / Getty