The death toll has reached 600 after this weekend's earthquake in Central America. That's as information comes in from the countryside, where hundreds of communities remain isolated. In El Salvador, which was the hardest hit, policy say 594 bodies have been counted. At least six more people died in Guatemala.
Police in El Salvador also say more than eighteen hundred people were hurt in Saturday's magnitude seven-point-six quake. Nearly thirtyfour thousand houses were damaged or destroyed -- many of them buried by landslides triggered by the quake. Rescuers say the chance of finding survivors is slipping. Hundreds of people remain buried beneath a mountain of rock and earth in one neighborhood about three miles west of El Salvador's capital. Many agencies in the United States are collecting donations and other goods to help those affected by the earthquake. If you would like to help those in need please contact one of the following agencies: The following aid agencies are accepting contributions for assistance in El Salvador. They are members of InterAction, a coalition of relief, development and refugee assistance agencies.