Dar es Salaam: At least 20 worshippers were killed and 16 others injured in a stampede at a church service at a stadium in Tanzania, police said on Sunday.Also Read - Tanzanian Internet Sensation Kili Paul Attacked With Knife, Beaten With Sticks
A group of worshippers packed a stadium in Moshi, a town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, on Saturday evening and the stampede occurred as they rushed to get anointed with blessed oil, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Tanzania's Kili Paul Recreates Thalapathy Vijay's Action Scene From Beast, Fans Are in Awe | Watch
“The stampede occurred between 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday as worshippers rushed to doors of the stadium where the anointing oil was placed, causing the mayhem,” Salum Hamduni, Kilimanjaro regional police commander, told Xinhua. Also Read - Tanzania’s Kili Paul Reacts to PM Modi's Shoutout on Mann Ki Baat, Says 'This Inspired Me a Million Times'