Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019.
At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated after heavy rain and strong winds hit South Sulawesi on January 23 and 24, causing rivers to burst their banks.
4 857 homes were submerged and 79 damaged in 106 villages across South Sulawesi.
In addition, a least 9 bridges were damaged or destroyed and at least 11 876 hectares (29 350 acres) of paddy fields are underwater.
Ribuan rumah terdampak banjir di 11 kecamatan di Kabupaten Maros Sulawesi Selatan. Masyarakat mengungsi di titik pengungsian dan ke kerabatnya. Pendataan masih dilakukan BPBD. Listrik padam. pic.twitter.com/7dKvXjVpvH— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 23, 2019
Warga berada di atas rumah menghindari banjir sambil menunggu evakuasi dari petugas di Perumahan Nusa Mapala Gowa. 2.121 orang mengungsi di 13 titik pengungsi di Kab Gowa akibat banjir. Penanganan darurat dan pendataan masih dilakukan. pic.twitter.com/zQv2RK0uMN— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 23, 2019
Sebagian banjir mulai surut. Dampak banjir, longsor dan puting beliung di Sulsel per 24/1/2019: 30 orang meninggal dunia, 25 orang hilang, 47 luka-luka, 3.321 orang mengungsi, 76 unit rumah rusak, 2.694 rumah terendam, 11.433 hektare sawah terendam, 9 jembatan rusak. pic.twitter.com/RZY3etSplT— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 24, 2019
Infografis dampak banjir dan longsor yang melanda 10 kabupaten/kota di Sulawesi Selatan per 24/1/2019. Penanganan darurat masih dilakukan. Luasnya wilayah yang terdampak dan cuaca hujan menyebabkan kendala dalam penanganan di lapangan. pic.twitter.com/ul1Nl3pu15— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 24, 2019
106 desa di 61 kecamatan di 13 kabupaten/kota di Sulsel terdampak banjir dan longsor.— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 25, 2019
Dampak bencana per 25/1/2019, 12.00 WIB: 59 tewas, 25 orang hilang, 47 luka-luka, 3.481orang mengungsi, 79 rumah rusak, 4.857 rumah terendam, dan 11.876 hektar sawah terendam banjir. pic.twitter.com/WBa0zr3hb3
The death toll almost doubled in just 24 hours, from 30 to 59.
Gowa district was the worst hit, with 44 casualties, Head of South Sulawesi's disaster mitigation agency Syamsibar told AFP. "I've never seen something this bad - this is the worst," Syamsibar said.
The floods started to recede in parts of the province on January 24, but authorities still urge people to remain cautious and be aware of the possibility of new floods and landslides.
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