Fishy rain falls over Mexico

2017-09-28 06:29

Mexico City - Civil defence officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky.

Tamaulipas civil defence said in a brief statement that rain on Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish.

Photos posted on the agency's Facebook page show four small fish in a bag and another on a sidewalk.

According the US Library of Congress, it's a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times.

Scientists believe that tornadoes over water - known as waterspouts - could be responsible for sucking fish into the air where they are blown around until being released to the ground.

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