Landslide on remote Indonesian island kills at least 10

A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least 10 people and left dozens of others unaccounted for on a remote island in northern Indonesia.

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency says the landslide occurred on Serasan in the Natuna Islands at the edge of the South China Sea on Monday.

The agency says the massive landslide in the morning buried houses. So far, at least 10 people have been confirmed dead.

Media reports quote local authorities as saying that 50 residents are missing.

Video footage shows many trees blown down amid torrential rain that started on Sunday.

Search and rescue operations have been hampered by bad weather, and a poor communications environment is making it difficult to assess the damage.