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 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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