At least 60 people, including a woman and a child, died on a migrant boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.

According to the reports of 25 survivors who were rescued by the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking several days after their boat sank, they sailed from the city of Zawiya, western Libya.

The non-governmental organization Sos Mediterranee had said that at least 60 migrants were lost in the Mediterranean Sea on board a ship carrying migrants from Libya to Europe.