Man killed by flying gas bottle in wild Sydney storms

A man has died after being struck by a flying gas bottle, whipped up during last night’s wild storms in Sydney.

The 37-year-old was walking along Harrington Street in The Rocks when the bottle became airborne and struck him, causing severe injuries.

He was taken inside a nearby hotel by witnesses where his condition deteriorated.


Police arrived and performed CPR before he was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital where he died from his injuries.

A crime scene has been established on Harrington Street and Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Officers are particularly looking for anyone who may have mobile phone vision.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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