It's raining fish in Lajamanu - literally!

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Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): Believe it or not, but a Territory town in Australia has witnessed fish raining from the sky twice this week.

Apparently, "hundreds and hundreds" of small white fish fell from the sky at Lajamanu, about 550km southwest of Katherine.

"It rained fish in Lajamanu on Thursday and Friday night. They fell from the sky everywhere," Northern Territory News quoted Christine Balmer, the newsbreaker, as saying.

She added: "Locals were picking them up off the footy oval and on the ground everywhere. These fish were alive when they hit the ground."

Weather bureau senior forecaster Ashley Patterson said: "It's a very unusual event. With an updraft, (fish and water picked up) could get up high - up to 60,000 or 70,000 feet.

"Or possibly from a tornado over a large water body - but we haven't had any reports."

Meanwhile, Mrs. Balmer, the aged care co-ordinator at the Lajamanu Aged Care Centre, added: "I haven't lost my marbles. Thank god it didn't rain crocodiles."

The small white fish are believed to be spangled perch, which are very common through much of northern Australia.

A similar incident had made headlines back in 1974. (ANI)

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