Storm Iota: Preparations under way in Honduras and Nicaragua

Publishedduration6 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionAccess to some hard-hit areas in Honduras remains difficult

Evacuations of coastal areas of Honduras are under way as a second hurricane in as many weeks is forecast to hit Central America.

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Iota is expected to strengthen to a "major hurricane" when it hits Honduras and Nicaragua on Sunday.

They warn of 120mph (193km/h) winds, torrential rain and rising sea levels

The region is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Eta which killed at least 200 people earlier this month.

The worst-hit area was Guatemala's central Alta Verapaz region, where mudslides buried dozens of homes in the village of Quejá, with some 100 people feared dead. At least 50 deaths were reported elsewhere in the country.