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Nine held over India bridge collapse that killed more than 130

Investigation committee formed as disaster looms over Gujarat elections

Rescuers search for survivors after the collapse of the colonial-era suspension bridge in Morbi, in India's state of Gujarat.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The collapse of a renovated colonial-era bridge in India's state of Gujarat on Sunday has sparked a criminal investigation, with authorities holding nine people so far.

On Tuesday the death toll remained uncertain but had surpassed 130, according to officials.

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