At least 20 killed in stampede at Tanzania church service

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A stampede erupted during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, killing at least 20 people and injuring over a dozen others.

According to reports, "worshippers were rushing to get anointed with blessed oil" when the stampede occurred at a stadium near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Authorities fear the possibility that more casualties could emerge as it happed at night when the stadium was packed. 

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