TRUCK carrying explosives has blown up near the entrance of a mine in China, killing 11 people, injuring nine and leaving another 25 trapped underground

A TRUCK carrying explosives has blown up near the entrance of an iron-ore mine in northeast China, killing 11 people, injuring nine and leaving another 25 trapped underground, state media reported.

Some 23 victims stuck inside the mine run by Huamei Group — a subsidiary of China National Coal Group Co — in Liaoning province were able to contact rescuers, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

The workers were drilling a mining shaft when the truck exploded just after 4pm on Tuesday, (6pm AEST) near the entrance to the mine, the broadcaster said.

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