Hi, I was being chased by a massive stack of enemies and couldn't take them on. Then I thought, "Duh" take them down a notch or two with Firestorm. I hit them twice and killed the whole stack! Sadly, there was no loot when I entered the space where they died.
I think it would be fun/interesting that it becomes a 1st come 1st served struggle to recover the loot. I don't think the only way to recover loot should be to be via melee combat.
I ended up reloading and only hitting them once and then taking them on and recovering some nice loot.