20 Christians Crushed To Death During Mad Rush For Holy Oil In Church
Feb. 03, 2020
Twenty (20) Christian worshippers have reportedly died following a stampede in a church in Tanzania.
The unfortunate incident happened when hundreds of the congregation were rushing for scared oil.
This was during a Pentecostal service on Saturday at a stadium in the northern town of Moshi in Tanzania.
According to a report by the BBC, the service was held by pastor Boniface Mwamposa, who is popularly referred to as "the apostle".
Reports suggest the pastor asked his congregants to pass through an area where "blessed oil" had been poured over the floor.
With many of them rushing to get their healing from the holy oil, a stampede ensued at the church.
"It was like the preacher had thrown bundles of dollars about,” one of the attendees of the service, Peter Kilewo, narrated.
He explained that the scene as "horrible" and further revealed that people were "trampled on mercilessly, jostling each other with elbows".
The latest development, though, is that Pastor Mwamposa has been taken by the Tanzanian police and is being interrogated over the incident.
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