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  • Frits Westra
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      Original Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 18:02:46 -0500

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      Fish From the Sky!

      Updated 8:34 AM ET June 1, 2000

      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Drought-stricken peasant farmers
      tending their fields in southern Ethiopia got a nasty shock when the
      heavens opened and they were pelted by fish, a local newspaper
      reported Wednesday.

      "The unusual rain of fish which dropped in millions from the air --
      some dead and others still struggling -- created panic among the
      mostly religious farmers," the weekly Amharic newspaper said.

      Saloto Sodoro, a fish expert in the region, attributed the phenomenon
      to heavy storms in the Indian Ocean which swept up the fish before
      shedding them on the unsuspecting farmers.

      Southern Ethiopia has been in the grip of a severe drought for two
      years which aid officials say threatens the lives of up to 8 million
      people.

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