A man reportedly sawed off his own leg while off his head on the “zombie drug” Spice.
Shocking pictures appear to show the man with a tourniquet wrapped around a bloody stump after he reportedly cut his left leg off above the knee.
The bizarre scene unfolded took place in the western Russian city of Prokopyevsk in the Kemerovo Oblast region.
Pictures shared shared on media show the man as he lies on a hospital gurney after doctors apparently battled to stem the blood and save his life.
According to the reports, the man carried out the self-amputation after consuming Spice along with a cocktail of painkillers.
It is not known how the unidentified man managed to make his way to the hospital.
Local media report the man was 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.
Spice is a popular synthetic drug which can leave users in a crazed “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 which mimic cannabinoids, found in cannabis.
People took to social media to comment on the graphic scenes.
‘Motors’ said: “They eat dangerous and unidentified drugs and so they even cut off their own legs.”
‘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 internet users bemoaned the fact that the man will now receive disability benefits from the Russian state for the self-inflicted wound.