As many as 109 people have been killed—47 in landslides and flooding and 62 in lightning bolts—and 197 others have been injured in such natural disasters since April 13, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Basnet told Parliament on Friday.

According to the data prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, lightning was the leading cause of death across the country and Makawanpur and Dhading are the districts where the highest number of casualties by lightning was recorded.

According to Basnet, 121 cases of flood and landslide were reported during the period. At least 16 persons from around a dozen districts have gone missing. Similarly, 112 houses have been destroyed, while 160 houses have been partially damaged due to rain-induced disasters.

“Lightning injured 140 people,” said Basnet. “Over a dozen districts have been affected by rain-induced disasters.” Basnet was updating the House about the deaths and destructions caused by rain-induced disasters as per Speaker Onsari Gharti’s Thursday’s ruling. “The government is airlifting locals from areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding in Sindhupalchok to safer locations,” Basnet told the House.