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Okara Cantonment railway station

Okara Cantonment Station
اوکاڑہ کینٹ ریلوے اسٹیشن
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[1]
History
Previous namesGambar Station
Services
Preceding station   Okara Cantonment railway station   Following station
Yusafwala   Line
Karachi–Peshawar Railway 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

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.[2][3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Web Site of Pakistan Railways Archived February 24, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Trains collide in Pakistan - Sep 29, 1957". HISTORY.com. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ Edgar A. Haine (1993). Railroad Wrecks. Associated University Presses. ISBN 9780845348444. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "More Than 100 Killed In Rail Collision". The Canberra Times. 31 (9, 289). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 2 October 1957. p. 1. Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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