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 - International Flights: Indians Now Can Fly to Tanzania | Check Latest Air Bubble Arrangement Here

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 - What Luck! Tanzanian Miner Discovers Rare Gemstones Worth Rs 25 Crore, Becomes A Millionaire Overnight

“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 - Fausta, World’s Oldest Female Black Rhino, Dies at 57 in Tanzania