A RUSSIAN man pictured with a severed leg sawed it off while high on 'zombie drug' spice, it is claimed.
Horrific unverified snaps appear to show a man with his left leg cut off on a hospital bed in the city of Prokopyevsk.
He is seen clutching his bloodied limb, which is severed above the knee, in the photos, which were recently shared on social media.
Local media reported that the man had initially been rushed into intensive care.
According to reports the man cut off his leg after downing spice and a cocktail of painkillers.
Medics are said to have battled to keep him alive by stemming the blood from his wound.
It is not known how the unidentified man managed to make his way to the hospital.
The photos were reportedly taken while he was being moved to a different ward when doctors failed to save his limb.
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.
In November last year, it was revealed that Britain's spice epidemic had hit an all-time high.
In 2018, there were more than 30,000 hospital admissions linked to the zombie drug, weed and other cannabinoids.
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Experts claim the drug is sold to the homeless, addicts and those with mental health issues because they are less likely to be scared of the dangerous side-effects.
It comes in up to 100 chemical variations, making the effects of each batch completely unpredictable.
Spice was formerly a legal high but was banned in 2016.