It's raining fish...

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Residents of a village in Sri Lanka were shocked to find that what appeared to be the sound of heavy rain was actually scores of small, edible fish falling from the sky.

The tasty rainfall in the district of Chilaw resulted in around 50kg/110 lbs of the 5-8cm/3-5" fish landing on the village green, roads and roofs, reports the BBC.

It's thought the fish had been lifted from a river by strong winds during a storm. Many of them were still alive and locals put them into buckets of water to enjoy a free meal later.

Events like this sometimes happen when lightweight animals such as fish or frogs are sucked up by tornados or updrafts, rising higher and higher until they are finally thrown out or drop like hailstones.

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