A teacher Sanatan Panda (56) died in a road accident near Bhetanai under Aska police station in Ganjam district on Tuesday night. He was travelling along with a friend Prafulla Kumar Panda on a bike from Berhampur to his home village Mandara when he lost control and his bike hit a tree by the side of the road. Sanatan died on the spot while Prafulla was seriously injured.