Okara Cantonment railway station

Coordinates: 30°45′00″N 73°19′53″E / 30.7500°N 73.3315°E / 30.7500; 73.3315
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Okara Cantonment Station

اوکاڑہ کینٹ اسٹیشن
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Okara Cantonment railway station
General information
Coordinates30°45′00″N 73°19′53″E / 30.7500°N 73.3315°E / 30.7500; 73.3315
Owned byMinistry of Railways
Line(s)Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
Other information
Station codeOKC
Previous namesGambar Station
Preceding station Pakistan Railways Following station
towards Kiamari
Karachi–Peshawar Line Okara

Okara Cantonment railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: اوکاڑہ کینٹ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Okara cantonment, 10 km away from Okara city, Okara district of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Train Crash[edit]

On September 29, 1957, a Karachi-bound express passenger train collided at full speed with a stationary oil-tanker train before midnight, on Gambar Railway Station. 300 people were killed and 150 wounded by the accident.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trains collide in Pakistan - Sep 29, 1957". HISTORY.com. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ Edgar A. Haine (1993). Railroad Wrecks. Associated University Presses. ISBN 9780845348444. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "More Than 100 Killed In Rail Collision". The Canberra Times. Vol. 31, no. 9, 289. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 2 October 1957. p. 1. Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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