Child death at Kelso

Police have charged a 27-year-old man following the death of child in Kelso yesterday.

Police will allege around 6.40pm, emergency services were called to a Kelso address where two young children were reported missing.

A shortly time later, a two-year-old was found safe and well wandering in a nearby at street.

Around 8.20pm, a three-year-old girl was located in a storm water drain. The child was transported to Townsville University Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Detectives from Townsville Child Protection Unit have charged a 27-year-old Kelso 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 has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow (December 6).

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