Man charged after 3-year-old girl found in drain dies

·Associate News Editor
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A man has been charged with manslaughter after a three-year-old girl's death in Queensland's north.

The girl was found in a stormwater drain at about 8.20pm on Saturday, nearly two hours after emergency services were informed she was missing from a Kelso home alongside a two-year-old child.

The girl was transported to Townsville University Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The girl was discovered inside a stormwater drain. Source: Queensland Police
The girl was discovered inside a stormwater drain. Source: Queensland Police

The two-year-old child was located wandering a nearby street.

A 27-year-old Kelso man has been charged with manslaughter, endangering children by exposure and driving under the influence of a drug.

He is known to the children, Queensland Police said.

He has been denied bail and is due to appear at Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday.

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