A man was killed by a flying gas bottle when walking in The Rocks, near Sydney Harbour during a Sydney storm. Thousands of people are without power and transport services are disrupted on Wednesday morning after thunderstorms wreaked havoc across Sydney and coastal regions.
Hoong Leong was on his way home from drinks with a friend after work last night when he was hit by the bottle, which was carried by ferocious winds. Police said the 37-year-old was married and from Chatswood. He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital but could not be revived. Police said, he was walking along Harrington Street at about midnight when he was struck in the shoulder by a 9kg gas bottle.