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Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, found dead

Feb 24, 2015 16:30 IST

Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan on 23 February 2015 found dead in Islamabad. She was 34.

She was found collapsed and unconscious in the bureau and was rushed to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save her.

However, the cause of Golovnina's death could not be determined immediately and the authorities have launched an investigation to ascertain the facts of the case.

She had joined Reuters in Tokyo in 2001 and subsequently worked in London, Singapore and Seoul as part of the graduate trainee program. She was posted to Russia from 2002 to 2005. She became Chief Correspondent in Central Asia in 2005.

She moved to the London editing desk in 2010. Maria spent much of 2011 covering the war in Libya, putting her hand up to travel to Tripoli despite the attendant risks.

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Who: Maria Golovnina

Where: Islamabad

What: found dead

When: 23 February 2015

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