Indonesian officials say 10 people died and five are missing after a small boat capsized in rough seas and sank off Bintan island, south of Singapore.

Search and rescue personnel, maritime police and the navy are searching for survivors of Sunday's sinking. Two people were rescued.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the search is being hampered by high waves and strong currents.

He says the people on the boat were local tourists traveling to nearby Penyengat island.