Police say a man was rushed to hospital after a parcel he was opening exploded at his home in southeast Queensland.

A man has been seriously injured after he opened a suspected parcel bomb in southeastern Queensland.

Police say the parcel exploded in the man’s arms, seriously injuring his upper body, at his home on Owen St, Dalby, about 2.45pm (AEST) on Tuesday.

Police have set up a 50 metre exclusion zone around the man’s house and nearby streets have been closed.

Officers are investigating.