By NewsGram Staff Writer
A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit the northern regions of Pakistan on early Tuesday morning, just before they were preparing for their Roza meal. Tremors of the quake were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Malakand, Swat, Lower Dir, Abbottabad, Mansehra and several areas of Gilgit-Baltistan.
As reported by media outlets, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, 22km west of Ashkasham.
People in Pakistan took to Twitter, expressing their distressing experience and wishing the safety for all.
However, the social media platform also witnessed some tweets in which some conservative residents had blamed the legalization of same-sex marriage in US, as the cause of the natural disaster in Pakistan!
Here are a few of the bizarre tweets:
— AB Essa (@bangash80) June 30, 2015
— Danyal (@DanyalPTI) June 30, 2015
— Kamil Khan Marwat (@KKhanMarwat) June 29, 2015
Gay Marriage has been legalised in some other country and we’re shaken with #earthquake in Pakistan perhaps somebody is doing illegally.
— Vicky (@waqasfarman) June 29, 2015
The tweets were also targeted Facebook users who had recently changed their profile pictures using a rainbow-themed app.
Aur lagao rainbow dps for #LoveWins kuttay ke bacho. Aur kero Pakistan se support. Aa gaya na earthquake islamabad mein
— عادل (@aurAdil) June 29, 2015
Earth Quake in Pakistan !! Wake up Call for desi Liberals supporting Gay Marriages with Rainbow wali DP’s !!! #earthquake
— IQ (@Saeen_Iqra) June 29, 2015