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The Day of the Roses
is a two part Australian television mini-series, a docu-drama directed by Peter Fisk, based on the events of the 1977 Granville railway disaster
The Granville rail disaster occurred on 18 January 1977 at Granville, a suburb in western Sydney, when a crowded commuter train derailed, running into the supports of a road bridge which fell down onto two of its passenger carriages...
. The film was made in 1998 and runs over 3.5 hours.
The plot follows the coronial investigation into the accident which killed 83 people as a commuter train left the rails and hit a row of overhead road bridge supports constructed from concrete and steel. With its supports demolished, the bridge and several cars on top of it crashed down onto carriages three and four, crushing them and the passengers inside.
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