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Names released for three M9 West Lothian crash dead

Scene of the crash
Image caption The crash happened on the M9 in West Lothian

Police have released the names of a mother and daughter who died in a crash on the M9 in West Lothian.

They were Saadia Ahmad, 37, and her nine-year-old daughter Ayesha Ahmad.

Three other members of their family - the 37-year-old father and two sons, aged 10 and 14 - are reported to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The 42-year-old driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, who also died, has been named as Mark Hansen.

Police said he was from Singapore but had been working in the UK.

The crash, which involved a silver Mercedes car and a white Vauxhall van, happened on the eastbound carriageway between Polmont and Linlithgow at about 21:00 on Friday.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.

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