Mysterious soot-coloured rainwater falls on parts of Saitama Prefecture in Japan
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Incinerated coronavirus bodies, nuclear fallout, and pollution were among theories to explain mysterious black rain falling on parts of Japan.
Soot-coloured rainwater was reported to authorities and on social media by people living in several wards in Saitama Prefecture in Japan, on 2 March.
The majority of ‘black rain’ reports came from the city of Hasuda – but other affected areas included Ageo, Iwatsuki and Kuki, also in Saitama.
Hasuda City officials issued a statement saying they were investigating the matter after receiving multiple complaints of ‘black puddles in roads and on cars’, according to SoraNews24.