Man charged after girl, three, found dead in Queensland storm drain

A man has been arrested after a three-year-old girl was found dead in a storm drain in Townsville.

Queensland Police said the girl was found at 8.20pm in the drain in the suburb of Kelso.

The child was rushed to Townsville University Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

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Earlier, police had been called to an address in the suburb where two young children were reported missing.

Soon after, a two year old was found "safe and well wandering in a nearby at street," Queensland police said.

Police have charged a 27-year-old man, who was known to the children, with one count each of manslaughter, endangering children by exposure and drive under the influence of a drug.

He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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