Flood-hit Pakistanis take over college for shelter

STORY: The college principal, Irfan Kalhoro, told Reuters that the locks were broken and people settled inside the classrooms, and that more than 2,000 displaced people had settled there.

Mohammad Panhar, one of those seeking shelter at the college in Dadu, in the hard-hit Sindh province, said: "Yesterday, we went back to check the situation in our village. We saw that the water had risen about one-and-a-half feet more. If it keeps rising half or one foot a day, we will have to live here for some time.”

The South Asian nation has already received nearly three times the 30-year average rainfall in the quarter through August, totalling 390.7 millimeters (15.38 inches). Sindh, with a population of 50 million, received 464% more rain than the 30-year average.