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2019 South Sulawesi floods
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South Sulawesi province shaded red on a map of Indonesia
Date 22 January 2019
Deaths 68
Non-fatal injuries 47
Missing 6

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.

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