An explosion and fire have left at least seven seafarers dead and others injured on a Greek-controlled bulker at a Moroccan port.

An official for the country’s health ministry said the bodies of several crew members were recovered from the 91,400-dwt Toro Rosso (built 1997), and two others died in hospital in Casablanca, according to Moroccan news website SNRTnews.

The post-panamax bulker was rocked by a blast on Tuesday while it was at the port of Jorf Lasfar, several media outlets reported.