Girl who lost her hearing after West fertilizer plant exploded is now okay
The Today Show tracked down the Texas father who shot that now iconic video of the West fertilizer plant explosion
— the one where you can hear his daughter screaming and pleading with him to leave after the explosion happens. Derrick Hurtt and his family were within 300 yards of the factory when it went up. They were there specifically to shoot some video of the burning plant. Hurtt's 12-year-old daughter, who says after the explosion that she can't hear anything, has regained her hearing.