Man High On Zombie Drug Spice Saws Off Own Leg

Story By:  Gheorghi CaraseniSub Editor:  Joseph GolderAgency: Central European News


These images show a man’s bloodied limb as he lies on a hospital gurney after having sawn off his own leg while high on ‘zombie drug’ Spice.

This incident took place in the western Russian city of Prokopyevsk in the Kemerovo Oblast region.

The images showing the man’s bloodied stump and a doctor holding his sawn off leg were recently shared on social media.


According to the reports, the man carried out the self-amputation after consuming Spice – known as the ‘zombie drug’ because of the reactions of its users – along with a cocktail of painkillers.

Medics kept the man alive as they managed to stem the bleeding from his open wound.

It is not known how the unidentified man managed to make his way to the hospital.

Local media reported that the man had initially been rushed into intensive care and medics battled to save his life.

These images were reportedly taken when the man was being moved to a general ward after doctors had tried and failed to save his leg.

Spice is a popular synthetic drug which can leave users in a ‘zombie-like’ state. It has achieved notoriety in Britain and elsewhere in recent years.

It is usually made up of herbs or shredded plant material, with man-made chemicals added.

Netizens were quick to react to the horrifying tale.

‘Motors’ said: “They eat dangerous and unidentified drugs and so they even cut off their own legs.”

While ‘Marina Gerasimova’ said: “Once I was walking down the street and a jerk like this was consuming stuff right at the entrance of a school! I’m raising a daughter… this is so scary…”

Meanwhile, other netizens bemoaned the fact that the man will now receive disability benefits from the Russian state for the self-inflicted wound.

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