A high-speed TGV train has collided with a regional TER train on the Pau-Bayonne line in southern France, injuring 25 people.

The TGV train had been on halt for some time and was moving again at 20mph, when the collision occurred near the town of Denguin. Approximately 250 passengers were travelling at the time of the accident.

"This collision follows the rail crash in Brétigny last year, in which seven people were killed and several passengers were injured."

A total of 12 ambulances and a helicopter were rushed to the site of the crash, where police and firefighters had already arrived to help the people injured in the accident.

Train services between Pau and Bayonne have been suspended due to the accident.

This collision follows the rail crash in Brétigny last year, in which seven people were killed and several passengers were injured.

A consortium of engineers presented a report after investigating the cause of the rail crash in Brétigny.

According to the report, the train was derailed due to a faulty fishplate and more than 100 defects on the track, several of which have not been corrected despite being known months before the crash.

The report also highlights the poor state of the French rail network.