Reuters journalist died of oxygen shortage: autopsy

ISLAMABAD: An official autopsy report on the death of Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina has concluded that she died of asphyxiation, the cause of which “at this stage cannot be established.”

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Golovnina, 34, the Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was declared dead in an Islamabad hospital on Monday after she collapsed in the Reuters news bureau.


Pakistan authorities are conducting a further toxicology report, which is expected to take about a month.

“We fully support Maria’s family, the doctors and others who are reviewing her case, and will provide them any information we can,” Thomson Reuters, the parent company of Reuters, said in a statement.

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Reuters journalist died of oxygen shortage: autopsy

by Azhar Khan