90 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the UN’s migration agency has confirmed.

Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals but Libyans were also aboard.

Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by sea.

EU countries have wrangled over both reducing migrant numbers and deciding which countries are responsible for processing migrants on arrival.

The EU struck a deal with the Libyan coastguard last year to help intercept migrants and return them to Libya.