ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief for Reuters, Maria Golovnina, was found dead at her residence located in Sector F-8 in Islamabad on Monday, according to the police.
Golovnina had reportedly gone to the toilet, and had not came out for a long time when concerned co-workers barged in and found her lying on the floor. She was rushed to PIMS hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Dr Ayesha, the spokesperson for Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), said that she was brought dead to the hospital. Before that she was taken to a private hospital where she was pronounced dead. Ayesha further added that, it was too early to know the cause of death. PIMS will conduct an autopsy before handing over the body to Russian authorities.
Very sad news about Reuters Bureau Chief Maria Golovnina’s death. A young bright person gone so soon
— SpokespersonMOFA (@ForeignOfficePk) February 23, 2015