A man has died after being struck by a gas bottle during last night’s storms.

Shortly before midnight (Tuesday 18 February 2020), a 37-year-old man was walking along Harrington Street in The Rocks.

During the storm it appears a gas bottle became airborne and struck the man causing severe injuries.

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

Police from Sydney City arrived on scene and commenced CPR before he was rushed to hospital but was unable to recover from his injuries.

A crime scene has been established on Harrington Street and investigators are now seeking information from the public to assist with the inquiry.

Officers are calling for mobile phone vision, or anyone who may have information that could assist to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


NSW Police