South Scotland

Minibus catches fire on motorway

a74m van fire
Image caption Eyewitnesses said the occupants of the minibus left the vehicle shortly before it burst into flames

The main motorway in the south of Scotland was closed for a time after a minibus caught fire at the side of the road.

The incident happened at about 11:00 on the A74(M) near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

Eyewitnesses said the occupants of the minibus left the vehicle shortly before it caught fire.

The southbound carriageway has re-opened.