A preliminary autopsy report done by medical experts revealed that Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin had poison in his kidneys.
The leaked report, which a LiveMonitor reporter saw, reads “Legal examination determined the time of death, presumably on Monday morning, approximately 10 h after ingestion of the suspected meal.
Microscopic findings were as follows: moderate centrolobular liver necrosis without inflammatory signs and discrete biliary stasis, significant vascular congestion of the lungs, probably due to acute cardiac insufficiency, significant necrosis from all layers of colon mucosa and submucosa alternating with better-preserved zones, and mixed intestinal flora but no evidence of invasive bacterial lesions. Significant lysis of the adrenal glands was also reported. ”
As friends‚ fans and colleagues struggled to accept the news‚ his family had released a statement detailing his last moments.
“ Our beloved Churkin who would have turned 65 Tuesday unfortunately took his last breath at 10.30 am on Monday morning during his working hours‚” read part of the statement.
The statement went on to add that proper arrangements are made and will soon send the body to his homeland for befitting burial and funeral rites.
More details to be released as and when they become available.