Dubai: An Indian couple and their eight-month-old baby were killed while another child was injured when their car crashed into another vehicle in Oman, officials said on Sunday.

The family suffered severe head injuries in the road accident that took place while they were on way back to Dubai from Salalah, the Indian Consulate in Dubai said.

Ghousulla Azmathulla Khan, 30, his 29-year-old wife, Ayesha Siddiqua, and their eight-month-old son Hamza Khan died on the spot in the accident while their three-year-old baby Haniya Siddiqua is fighting for her life in the hospital.

The bodies of the deceased Indians were sent to their hometown in Hyderabad from Muscat this morning, the Indian Consulate in Dubai said.

We have been in touch with the company where Ghousulla was employed as well as the relatives of the family and our mission, the Indian Embassy in Muscat, Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul told Gulf News.

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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.

South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.

"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.

"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.

Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.

"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.

"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.