September 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Fish rain down on coastal Mexican city

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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 says in a brief statement that rain 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.

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According the U.S. 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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