2019 South Sulawesi floods facts for kids
South Sulawesi province shaded red on a map of Indonesia
|22 January 2019
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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