2019 South Sulawesi floods

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2019 South Sulawesi floods
South Sulawesi in Indonesia.svg
South Sulawesi province shaded red on a map of Indonesia
Date22 January 2019
Deaths68[1]
Non-fatal injuries47[2]
Missing6[1]

On 22 January 2019, floods caused by heavy rainfall hit the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. At least 68 people were killed and thousands were lost. Gowa Regency was hard-hit having the majority of the fatalities.

The most destructive flood was caused by the overflowing of the Jeneberang River and the opening of the watergates of the Bili-Bili Dam in Gowa, though other floods also occurred elsewhere in the province.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68". Channel NewsAsia. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. Fadhil, Haris (25 January 2019). "Korban Tewas Banjir-Longsor Sulsel Bertambah Jadi 59 Orang". detiknews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 January 2019.