A woman died after being swept over Niagara Falls when she fell from a railing along the top of them.

Niagara Parks Police in Ontario said two women students in their 20s from the Toronto area were visiting the falls when one of them climbed onto a pillar, with her legs straddling the railing.

She stood up and apparently lost her footing, falling into the river about 80 feet upstream from the brink of the falls on the Canadian side. The river's swift current swept her over the falls.

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