The tanker filled with gas was en-route to Raipur in Chhattisgarh from Bhawanipatna when the mishap occurred.
The incident occurred while the four were en route to Bhubaneswar from Andhra Pradesh by a car.
Jatra artiste Rani Panda's car hit a two-wheeler on Friday night.The bike-rider rushed to SCB Hospital in Cuttack, where he succumbed to injuries.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district officials to ensure proper assistance and treatment to all injured persons.
All people on the bus are reportedly residents of UP: Navneet Bhasin, SP Rewa.
At the first sight of it, it is natural to blame the driver of the Beamer for over-speeding. While this is absolutely ok, this is certainly not the only cause of the accident. Reports suggest, the container truck it rammed, was coming from the wrong direction violating every rule on the highway.
The deceased has been identified as Kalyani Panda, Manager of Odisha Gramya Bank (OGB), Daspalla branch.
All the deceased and injured persons were reportedly from Odisha.
While the identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained, the injured is undergoing treatment at Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in the district.
Several locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Jharsuguda Government Hospital.
The accident took place near Madai Ghat under Bango police station limits around 4 am
The trio was returning from a funeral from Swargadwar in Puri when they hit a coal-laden truck on the Puri-Bhubaneswar Jagannath sadak. While two including the constable died on the spot, the injured was rushed to Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar for treatment.
An alarming 14 deaths occur in Odisha every day due to road accidents, revealed State Commerce and Transport Minister, Tukuni Sahu in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday.
While all the injured persons have reportedly been admitted to a nearby hospital, the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.
Two others, a minor girl and a minor boy sustained critical injuries during the accident. They have been safely rescued from the spot of the mishap.