Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, who was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Lucknow for the last several days, died this morning. Lalji Tandon, 85, was ill for the past several days and was being treated in Lucknow. He had kidney and liver problems.
Lalji Tandon’s death was confirmed by his son and minister in UP government Ashutosh Tandon. He tweeted that Babuji was no more.
Lalji Tandon’s condition had deteriorated again late at night. He was put on ventilator in critical condition, according to information given by Rakesh Kapoor, director of Medanta Hospital, Lucknow.
Woman, three children die in fire in UP village
Banda, Dec 26 : Three children and their mother were burnt to death in a fire which spread from a bonfire in Dubey Purva Mau village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Mahendra Pratap Chauhan, said, “Kallu, a resident of Dubey Purva village in Marka police station area in Banda district is a daily wager from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He lived there along with his wife and three children. The sparks emanating from the bonfire lit due to the cold gutted the entire house. Possible other reasons behind the fire are also being probed.”
According to the locals, the villagers raised an alarm when they saw the flames engulfing Kallu’s house. By the time they were able to break open the door, the entire house had turned into rubble. There was only burnt debris and smoke everywhere. On receiving information, the police arrived and the fire brigade too reached the site.
Villagers said the mother and her three children were burnt to death in the fire in the kuccha house which began from a bonfire. The police and the fire brigade personnel put out the fire and removed the bodies from the rubble.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate said prima facie the cause of the fire appears to be the sparks from the bonfire. But only an investigation can confirm the actual reason.