Astonishing moment it starts raining FISH as hundreds pummel town amid severe floods

Monsoons battering areas of India caused it to suddenly rain fish on baffled villagers.

Telangana has experienced heavy rainfall in recent weeks, leading to the issuing of a red alert for 12 districts for five days as severe flooding hit millions of people.

National highways have been waterlogged, causing problems for emergency services attempting to reach deluged villages and towns.

Onlookers were shocked last weekend when they found fish were also dumped on their roads from the skies above as the rain continued down in stair-rods, apb LIVE reported.

When they went to check they found many of them were still alive and floundering for air.

A witness, sharing a video to Twitter, wrote: “Amid heavy rainfall in Telangana, people of Jagtial town witnessed something unique.

“People of Sai Nagar in Jagtial town woke up to a surprise on both Friday and Saturday as they found fish ‘rain’ from the sky.

“Raining fish is a rare weather phenomenon called as “rain of animals” which happens when small water animals such as frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept into water spouts.”

The bizarre weather also brought disaster as a father and his son were killed in a remote village, according to officials.

Mohammad Shafi and his son Abdul Rashid were driving home when their vehicle was hit by a sudden landslide.

Overwhelmed dams have been opened in some places to ease the pressure as several more days of extreme rain are forecast.

Amit Prakash Yadav, Regional Commissioner of Municipalities, said: “Keeping in mind the increasing water levels & security, the national highway from Ahmedabad to Mumbai has been shut.

“We’ll open the highway as soon as the water level comes down.”

Landslides meant around 70 major roads in India were closed.

The bizarre fish fall was previously reported in Malta when it was hit by a huge storm.

Gale-force gusts and heavy downpours, coupled with the rough seas, caused the unusual phenomenon.

The devastating storm has caused major damage and disruptions on the roads along the coastal area of the Mediterranean island.

And the Government issued a warning of “high threat to life and property”.

The gusts sent piles of sea bream flying off the sea and landed on the roads in Xemxija, near St Paul’s Bay in north Malta.

A number of residents were seen risking their lives to pick up the fish and collect them in piles.

A man can be heard saying: “One of the fish farms must have broke open, and there’s hundreds and hundreds of fish that have been blown ashore, and these people are here picking up the fish from the middle of the street.”