Tropical storm Otto near hurricane strength off Nicaragua

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 7:10 AM

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Otto, located about 335 miles (545 km) east-southeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua, is now near hurricane strength, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said in its latest update on Tuesday.

The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) and is likely to intensify into a hurricane by Wednesday, the Miami-based agency said.

(Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru)