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28 migrant workers wounded in shooting over wages in Greece

By Elinda Labropoulou, for CNN
April 19, 2013 -- Updated 0028 GMT (0828 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Seven workers remain hospitalized, none in critical condition
  • Police are seeking three men in connection with the shootings
  • The owner of the farm has been arrested

Athens (CNN) -- Nearly 30 migrant workers in Nea Manolada, Greece, were wounded Wednesday after an apparent argument with their foremen over wages, police said Thursday.

"Police are looking for three Greek nationals aged 39, 27 and 21, who ... fired against approximately 200 foreign workers, 28 of whom were injured as a result," a police statement said.

The owner of the strawberry farm where the shooting occurred has been arrested.

Seven of the workers, who were mostly from Bangladesh, remained hospitalized Thursday, none in critical condition, according to police.

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