At least ten tourists are reported to have died with about 45 others missing after a boat sank in a storm off the Thai resort island of Phuket.

Nine bodies of Chinese tourists were being brought to Phuket, where authorities already confirmed the death of another Chinese man.

The boat was carrying 105 people, including 93 tourists, 11 crew and one tour guide when it capsized in 16ft high waves on Thursday evening.

Thai divers have scoured the wreckage of the boat to recover bodies.

At least 12 of the injured were taken to hospital.

Another boat also overturned off Phuket on Thursday. Officials said all 42 on board were rescued, according to ITV News.

Phuket officials had earlier issued a warning of severe weather until Tuesday, including heavy rain and winds.

Twelve boats with a total of 263 passengers had been forced by the weather to stay docked at Racha island, a popular diving spot about an hour’s boat ride from Phuket.