Iota leaves 38 dead after tearing through Central America

SAN SALVADOR (AFP) – Iota’s death toll rose to 38 on Wednesday after the year’s biggest Atlantic storm unleashed mudslides, tore apart buildings and left thousands homeless across Central America, revisiting areas devastated by another hurricane just two weeks ago.

Iota plowed through the coast packing furious winds of 260 kilometres per hour on Monday evening, and forecasters have warned of more “life-threatening” conditions despite clearing conditions.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin