Three people are seriously injured after an eight-vehicle pile up on the M74.

Police said six other people also suffered injuries after six cars and two lorries collided at around 4.25pm on Monday.

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Emergency services are at the scene of the pile-up at the M74 northbound, between Hamilton and Raith Interchange in South Lanarkshire.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the road would remain closed while emergency teams continue to work at the scene. A total of five ambulances are in attendance.

Motorists are facing major delays because of the closure. A diversion through Hamilton has been put in place.

Meanwhile, a 76-year-old man has died after being hit by a car at Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh at around 5pm.

The accident happened near the pedestrian ramp to Waverley Station, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.

The bridge was closed while accident investigations were carried out.