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Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood looks like a scene from the WALKING DEAD


Exclusive photographs reveal the shocking scale of devastation in a Philadelphia neighborhood ravaged by a newly popular and dangerous drug.

Kensington, an inner city area described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as ‘the poorest neighborhood in America’s poorest big city’, has become ground zero for abuse of an animal tranquilizer called xylazine.

Pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show addicts shooting up in broad daylight, or hunched over in a stupor. Needles and syringes litter the ground and any of those on the streets had raw, gaping wounds.

‘I’ve never seen human beings remain in these kinds of conditions,’ said Sarah Laurel, who runs outreach organization Savage Sisters.

Kensington, which up until the 1950s was a bustling industrial district, is now described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as 'the poorest neighborhood in America's poorest big city'

Kensington, which up until the 1950s was a bustling industrial district, is now described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as ‘the poorest neighborhood in America’s poorest big city’

Xylazine leaves users in a blackout stupor, making them vulnerable to violent attacks and rape

Xylazine leaves users in a blackout stupor, making them vulnerable to violent attacks and rape

The inner city district has long been a magnet for drug users seeking their next high, but the scale of problems caused by xylazine is shocking even to wearily-accustomed locals

The inner city…



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