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Kolkata: A man has lost his life and two have been hospitalised after an auto-rickshaw overturned on the VIP Road Flyover at Ultadanga in Kolkata.

The accident occurred around 2.20 this afternoon. The auto-rickshaw was heading to Lake Town off VIP Road from Bengal Chemical near Salt Lake. There were three passengers onboard.

According to one of the two injured passengers now admitted to a private nursing home, the driver of the auto-rickshaw was on a high speed. Due to this, while negotiating with a bend on the flyover, he lost control and the auto-rickshaw overturned.

One of the three passengers, Swapan Basu, came under the overturned auto-rickshaw and suffered critical injuries. He died on the spot. The two other passengers suffered grievous injuries in the leg and arms. Police rescued the injured and took them to the private hospital located nearest.

After the accident, the driver of the auto-rickshaw fled from the spot even as the vehicle remained overturned on the flyover. Police have registered an FIR for reckless driving against him and have launched a manhunt to track him down.